What many young people don't realize is that the tobacco industries single-minded goal is to produce profits. Nothing else matters. And as such, it is one of the first industries in America not to discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and yes, even gender identity.
Truth be known, if you have money, the tobacco industry has a cigarette for you. They've operated like that for decades, but young people don't believe it. So, I've attached this retro video commercial that many smokers mistakenly believed was created to target women.
Listen to the words closely and you'll see that this 1960s Kool cigarette commercial was probably most likely created to target the preoperative transgender community. Smokers found in the LGBT community are some of the tobacco industries best customers.
As a matter of fact, rumor has it that more stylishly-long, and stylishly-cool, transvestites have died from cigarette smoking than from all the people they've fooled, combined.
But, you can't fool cancer - quit smoking or don't ever begin.