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31 Vintage Cocaine Ads That Prove the '70s and '80s Were a Different Time

To say the '70s and '80s were a different time is a drastic understatement, and these vintage cocaine advertisements will show you why. What is now a highly illegal Schedule II drug was merely a party favor in those days, with adults taking bumps and toots all night long while enjoying a nice evening with their friends and neighbors. These '70s and '80s coke ads don't advertise cocaine itself, but rather the accessories that went along with the habit. Is your nose feeling unclean from your terrible coke habit? Try Noze, the nose wash that will protect your nose! Need something fancy to snort your coke from? You need the Coca Cobra, the most decadent coke spoon this side of Peru (the ad actually says that, no joke.)

You certainly won't find these vintage coke ads in magazines today, but enjoy this bizarre look into the past - to a time when cocaine use was barely frowned upon.

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    French Words Make Everything Eloquent

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    You Deserve It!

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    "Automatically Measures Each Toot"

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    The Upgrade to 14k Seems Worth It

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