Nowadays, there are all sorts of rules governing what you can and can't say when you're selling your products. Medicine needs to be backed up by research, rather than far-fetched, crackpot claims. Food that's bad for you needs to say as much.
Heck, you can't even smoke a nice cigarette without being made to feel it's killing you, rather than making you strong and vigorous.
Here are 15 peculiar magazine and newspaper ads from the days before the Nanny State started interfering.