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In 1950, were there a lot of Mob Bosses who smoked a lot of cigars?
- Weasel McWeaselLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
That's a fairly safe bet.
- 1 month ago
I will smoke anything you put in my pewty mouf hun.
- ™Lv 61 month ago
It wasn't just mob bosses. As commented by @anonymous, smoking was popular in the 1950s. There was little if any, research done on the ramifications of smoking.
Many of the celebrities in the 1940s and 50s were spokesmen for the various brands, and even doctors pushed them.
Smoking a cigar was as much of a status symbol as it was as a simple product to enjoy - it represented "success".
Mob bosses presented themselves as "legitimate businessmen" - and always successful. Cigars were just a part of the illusion.
- Anonymous1 month ago
In the early 1950's everyone smoked, or at least 60% of the population. The tobacco companies were among the richest corporations in the U.S.