Wounded Soldiers and Sailors Fag Day Fund flag card

Courtesy National Museums Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool

Wounded Soldiers and Sailors Fag Day Fund flag

MMM.2002.66.4

Currently not on display

Providing cigarettes for soldiers was a popular fund during the First World War. However, not everyone thought that sending large numbers of cigarettes to troops was a good idea. On 3 October 1916, a letter from physician Thomas Fraser appeared in The Times stating: ‘It is fully recognized by medical men that excessive smoking is injurious.’