The Lifestone Cigarette Holder (ca. 1964)

Smoke inhaled through the Lifestone Cigarette Holder passes over a small radium source. The manufacturer noted that the "wondrous efficacy of radium emanation protects your health from injurious element in cigarette and makes it sweeter and milder," and claimed the holder would protect users from lung cancer and promise them beautiful faces and excellent health.

 

The Lifestone Cigarette Holder

From the collection of the Public Health Service, courtesy of Ed Tupin and Don Thompson.

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