During WWII, cigarettes were everywhere. In every ration, at every px, and even on the black market. Red Cross workers even handed out individual cigarettes. Cigarette cartons were not just distributed by the military. Loved ones and charities collected money and ration points to ship cigarettes overseas to soldiers. The cigarette market struggled to keep up. Lucky Strikes, Camels, and Chesterfields were mostly sent overseas. Turkish brands, forgotten since WWI, and off-brands, were often the only options for civilians on the home front.

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