Camel is a brand of cigarettes that was introduced by American company R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in the summer of 1913. Most current Camel cigarettes contain a blend of Turkish and Virginia tobacco.
Marguerite Piazza (née Luft, on 6 May 1926, in New Orleans) is a famous American operatic soprano and entertainer. During the 1950s, before the connection of cigarette smoking with cancer was widely accepted, Piazza was a paid spokeswoman for Camel cigarettes. She said that Camels had “a mildness that agree with my throat.” In 1968, she endured three operations on her face to remove cancer, and, in 1973, she was treated for cervical and uterine cancer.