"More people smoke camels than any other cigarette!"
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Similarly to female movie stars, male actors’ with their famous voices were especially appealing to cigarette advertisers. The emphasis on a healthy, clear voice in an actor’s job proved that the cigarettes weren’t harmful—why would they put their livelihoods at risk? Also, glamorous and famous movie stars represented a walk of life attractive to consumers who were familiar with tabloids and the lives of the show business elite. Smoking the same brand of cigarette seemed to be a way to lift the normal man to a movie star’s status.