12 Vintage Teen Magazine Cover Stories That Would Never Happen Today

“My 6-Cigarette Way to Quit Smoking.” Um, rilly?

1. Seventeen, 1976: “My 6-Cigarette Way To Quit Smoking”

Quit smoking by smoking.

ID: 1878530

2. Teens Today, 1959: “Beach Behavior: Necking”

Those youths…always necking.

ID: 1878623

3. Teen, 1961: “Chubby Chicks Look Slimmer In Minutes!”

This probably involves vertical stripes. Or a chainsaw.

ID: 1878667

4. American Girl, 1964: “Salads”


ID: 2082871

5. Teen, 1958: “What is the new ‘Chicken’ Dance Craze?”

This is just like twerking…but different.

ID: 2090764

6. Ingenue, 1964: “Magical Mother-Daughter Diet”

Aka, every girl’s worst nightmare.

ID: 2083533

7. Teen, 1970: “The Pow-Wow Look”

Well this is embarrassing.

ID: 1878675

8. Seventeen, 1976: “Do YOU want children?”

Teen Mom 1.0.

ID: 2082988

9. Ingenue, 1967: “The Cool One: Michael Caine”

This is actually quite endearing. Alas, the chances of Michael Caine gracing a teen mag cover again…are slim.

ID: 2083077

10. Seventeen, 1966: “A computer picks the partners for a high school dance”

Well, the modern translation for this would be: “Teens prefer Facebook to IRL.”

ID: 2084019

11. In, 1966: “Confessions of a fat girl”


ID: 2090852

12. For Teens Only, 1967: Everything on this cover, pretty much.

Emotions that make you a woman too quickly!

ID: 2083909

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