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Topic: Anti-smoking

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…

Government's Ad Campaign Convinced 100,000 Smokers to Kick the Habit

CDC says results exceeded expectations

The government's stop smoking advertising campaign convinced more than 200,000 Americans to kick the habit at last, of which about 100,000 will quit permanently, according to data released Monday from…

Philip Morris Could Cause Ethical Problems for Publicis-Omnicom Merger

Smoking and anti-smoking worlds collide

Any industry merger brings with it the potential for client conflicts when agencies work for competing marketers. But the pairing of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom creates a new philosophical wrinkle…

Wyoming Anti-Smoking Ad Is Strange and Two-Faced

Someone can help you (and you) quit

Ad agency Sukle in Denver made this "Need Someone" spot promoting the Wyoming Department of Health's counseling services for people who want to quit smoking—hopefully before they go into full-on…

CDC Adds New Ads to Successful Anti-Smoking Campaign

New ads look at how the habit affects loved ones

Soon after the government abandoned the court fight over its proposed scary warning labels on cigarette packages, it returned to what works: advertising. The Centers for Disease Control will launch…

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