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Mad Men Smoking Ban? — Isn’t This the 1960’s?

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Desperate Housewives actress, Kathryn Joosten, has called for a smoking warning before the characters of Mad Men light a cigarette. Is this seriously necessary? If you don’t know that smoking is bad for you by now, then you don’t deserve a disclaimer. Have fun lighting up! Furthermore, the actors on the show are smoking herbal cigarettes, which don’t have nicotine or tobacco. John Hamm described them as “terrible,” saying they taste like a “mixture between pot and soap.” If the show is set in the 1960’s, and people smoked heavily in the 1960’s, then the characters are going to smoke. It’s a pretty simple formula.  Altering the show to fit present-day standards is ridiculous.