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Witness the sorrow of teens realizing that old cigarette commercials were kinda outright lies.

Kids these days, just cracking open the deceptions of commercials. TYPICAL TEENS!

Witness the sorrow of teens realizing that old cigarette commercials were kinda outright lies.

Watching old-timey commercials might've given these kids trust issues.

The Fine Brothers showed a buncha teens old-timey cigarette commercials. All the teens were understandably like, whoa.


All clips via The Fine Bros.

Many were just plain dumbfounded by how many truths were NOT in the commercials.

One teen in particular seemed to be having a particularly strong aha moment after seeing Lucy from "I Love Lucy" hawking cigarettes.

AHA! Trust broken.

And when she learned that the government had to ban cigarettes from falsely advertising altogether...

AHA 2.0.

Studies linking cigarettes to cancer first came out around 1950, long before all these commercials were made. Television advertising bans weren't put in place until 1965.

That made this young sage wonder something very relevant.

The teens even started making really specific comparisons.

With e-cigarettes and vaping on the upswing, of course they would have questions after watching these commercials. But the cigarette versus e-cigarette thing isn't really the point.

The game-changing insight here is ... drumroll please ... advertising isn't always looking after our best interests!

I'm sharing this in the hopes that the teens (and grown-ups) I love see this and ask similar questions of the messages they're getting. A few trust issues might save lives!

Welp, the two skateboarding events added to the Olympics this year have wrapped up for the women's teams, and the results are historic in more ways than one.

Japan's Kokona Hiraki, age 12, just won the silver medal in women's park skateboarding, making her Japan's youngest Olympic medalist ever. Great Britain's Sky Brown, who was 12 when she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and is now 13, won the bronze, making her Great Britain's youngest medalist ever. And those two medal wins mean that two-thirds of the six medalists in the two women's skateboarding events are age 13 or younger. (The gold and silver medalists in women's street skateboarding, Japan's Momiji Nishiya and Brazil's Rayssa Leal, are also 13.)

That's mind-blowing.

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