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Topic: Anti-smoking

Watch This Man Ambush Smokers at the Point of Sale With a Brutally Personal PSA

Because smoking doesn't have to kill you to ruin your life

Even if your smoking habit doesn't kill you, it can still make you miserable. A new PSA from the Brazilian state of Paraña illustrates that point quite effectively with this long-form…

How Bloodvertising Became One of Today's Most Visceral Trends

Designers are fleshing out PSA campaigns with macabre inks

We live in an increasingly virtual world. But some recent campaigns are getting almost uncomfortably corporeal. Earlier this year, BBDO Proximity Thailand broke a stop-smoking campaign for the Thai Health Promotion…

Want to Look 20 Years Older Than You Are? This Amazing Product Can Make It Happen

Order the Wrinkler now

Yesterday we saw a skin cream specially designed to give you wrinkles. In that same vein, check out the spot below for "The Wrinkler," a product that will help you…

This Ink Made From Smokers' Lungs Increased Interest in Quitting by 500%

A morbidly effective campaign from BBDO Proximity Thailand

Here's one way to get a message to smokers: write it in ink made from their own diseased lungs. BBDO Proximity Thailand has produced a fascinating case study on its recent…

Truth's Tinder-Themed Anti-Smoking Music Video Baffles, Delights and Terrifies

YouTube stars left-swipe all cigarette users

Truth is out with a new anti-smoking ad, and it's a long way from stacking body bags outside the offices of tobacco companies. "Left Swipe Dat," created by 72andSunny, features a…

FDA Turns to SkyDoesMinecraft to Create Anti-Smoking PSA

YouTube content creator recently reached 2.1 billion views

When 21-year-old Adam Dahlberg—best known as SkyDoesMinecraft—announced to his parents he was quitting his day job at Subway to pursue creating YouTube videos about the game Minecraft, they were a…

New Ad Campaign Shows Teens the Real Cost of Smoking

A little fear mixed with vanity dramatizes health consequences

The Food and Drug Administration is hoping a little fear can go a long way in warning teens of the cost of smoking. In the agency's first national public education…

Unnerving PSA Portrays Smoking Moms as Murderous Psychopaths

Is it too much?

So ... this is disturbing. In a new PSA from the Cancer Society of Finland, a mother-to-be prepares all sorts of extremely cringe-inducing ways for her baby to kill itself…

Ruined Faces of Smokers Are Turned Into Halloween Masks in Britain

Trick or treat?

Holy smoke, check out these disturbing masks from British online clinic HealthExpress! Inspired by actual images of ravaged humans from cigarette-pack health warnings, they're designed to show the effects smoking…

Terrie Hall, Star of the CDC's Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign, Dies at 53

'A public health hero'

Terrie Hall, who starred in Arnold's brutal national anti-smoking campaign for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died this week in North Carolina. The image of Hall hiding the…

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