Smoking vs vaping comparing 100 years of change

At the start of 2020, you may recall I started a new 20:20 photo project. In this project, I thought I would compare the similarities and differences in life in the 1920s to the present day. This week I am sharing a new image where I compare smoking vs vaping.

Smoking vs vaping

At the start of the 20th Century smoking was considered to be much more glamorous than it is today. The full health implications were not known. Also there was an idea going around that it could help with weight loss, as you could have a cigarette instead of snacking.

Of course today we know differently, and have seen many changes over the last 20 years or so where people are actively encouraged to quit. One of the new methods bought in was the introduction of vaping.

Vaping was once considered an odd substitute for smoking. Also, I remember being in pubs and thinking people looked really strange sucking on these plastic devices. However, now it is quite commonplace to see people using them.

Changing attitudes

It is theses changes that I wanted to represent in my most recent image. I based the idea for the poster on the advertising campaigns that were around in the 1920s. It sits well against a modern woman using a vape.

smoking vs vaping. Looking at how attitudes have changed over the last 100 years.

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