People these days love shortcuts. The world moves at a terrifying pace, and you can either cheat your way to the top or get left behind with the "it's not the destination, it's the journey" crowd. No one wants that. Even a century ago, our ancestors were struggling with the very same problem. And their trusty neighborhood cigarette supplier—Gallaher's Cigarettes—was ready to answer the call.
Mental Floss recently collected ten of Gallaher's little tricks and tips, which were tucked inside packs for several years during the 1910s. Each card touted its own hack for a highly modern, highly dangerous life. Because if everyone dies from electrocution and wild dogs, who's left to keep smoking? We picked our six favorite below, but you can see the full list here. [Mental Floss via Design Taxi]