It is almost a given today that drinking soda and other drinks that are high in sugar are and have been a significant contributing factor to what has been called our obesity epidemic.  But that was not always the case.

Here is a TV Ad for Coke from 1961.  I was a Junior in High School and yes – as shocking as it may seem – the TV was Black and White.

I started smoking in 1958 and was an almost steady smoker by 1961.  Here is a commercial that says it all. 

I continued to smoke until I was up to maybe 2 packs a day.  I went cold Turkey in 1968 and have not smoked since.

Nothing is constant but change.