Timeline

False advertising has been around…well, as long as people have been selling products. From “health tonics” that claim to cure baldness to cigarette companies denying the link between smoking and cancer, marketers throughout history have exaggerated benefits, denied side effects, and blatantly lied in order to sell their products or services. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we look back at highlights from the history of deceptive advertising, as well as our government’s efforts to regulate and fight it.