These Cocaine Ads from the 70s and 80s Reflect a Different Time

By: David Ingram - Sep 21, 2015
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Although it was as illegal then as it is now, these vintage cocaine ads from 1970s and 1980s magazines reflect a time when the drug's popularity and prevalence was exploding upon the American market.

Inspired by the recent release of Netflix's 'Narcos,' which portrays famous Columbian cocaine distributer Pablo Escobar's infamous rise to power, fans of the series have collected various cocaine ads from the time period that advertise an array of narcotic paraphernalia.

The vintage advertisements range from subtle nods to blatant statements about the product's intended use for consuming cocaine. Many of the luxurious cocaine accessories for golden razor blades, ivory or jade cocaine spoons and sterling silver straws show that the drug's association with glamor and style was alive and well at the time.