a Camel billiboard featuring the "I'd walk a mile for a Camel" slogan. via moyaeesh.com

1913: In the summer of 1913 R.J. Reynolds launches Camel cigarettes, so dubbed because these first pre-packaged cigarettes to be sold use Turkish paper. Until this time most people roll their own smokes, but with Camel Reynolds cuts the cost and necessity. In one of their early ad campaigns, the company parades an actual camel through the main streets of towns, passing out free cigarettes.

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