This is a packet of ‘Gold Flake’ brand cigarettes, made some time between 1920 and 1950 by W.D. & H.O. Wills – one of the first companies to mass-produce cigarettes. At that time, scientists had not yet identified the dangers of smoking, so cigarette companies were allowed to advertise and promote their products.
Use our 3D packet of cigarettes model in the classroom to bring your curriculum teaching to life: https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/packet-of-cigarettes
Find out more in the Science Museum Group online collection: https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co8102855/