Last Cigarette Commercial in the US

December 31, 1970

The last cigarette commercial to air in the US, a commercial for Virginia Slims, is aired on The Tonight Show. The ad features actress/model Veronica Hamel from TV’s Hill Street Blues. Congress bans cigarette advertising from radio and television broadcasts effective January 1, 1971.



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