Advertisement

Happy New Year! Here's a Horrible, Disgusting Anti-Smoking Ad U.K.'s cigarettes get tumorous

Britain's National Health Service decided to close out 2012 with a feel-good PSA offering plenty of heartwarming holiday cheer. Just kidding. They released a super-disgusting anti-smoking ad. This time, a guy's cigarette develops a throbbing fleshy tumor while he's smoking it, which reminds me of an old Denis Leary routine (and by proxy, an older Bill Hicks routine). It's not as graphic as the NHS's fishhook print ad from a few years ago, or as obtusely phallic as its cigarettes-cause-impotence ad, but it's surely still worth at least a few complaints to the Ad Standards Authority.

Get the The AdFreak Daily newsletter:

Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox for a confirmation email.

Advertisement

Sign up for AdFreak Newsletters

Advertisement
About AdFreak

AdFreak is your daily blog of the best and worst of creativity in advertising, media, marketing and design. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. Edited by Adweek's Tim Nudd and David Griner.

Click to Subscribe to AdFreak RSS