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Cocaine for Toothache; 1885

Believe it or not, there was a time cocaine was advertised for toothache. Use of the drug was widespread and perfectly legal for everyday use. Cocaine was a popular ingredient in the coca wine which evolved into Coca-Cola. The world’s most popular soda today certainly had unlikely beginnings.

These Ads from the Past Seem Funny Today

It was in the 1880s that the medicinal qualities of cocaine were discovered. As the 19th century wound down, cocaine became a major ingredient in many pain relief tonics such as toothache drops.

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