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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…

November 8, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

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…

October 2, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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…

September 19, 2013, 7:21 AM EDT

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…

April 5, 2013, 7:50 AM EDT

Canadian PSA Takes Aim at the Noxious Epidemic of Social Farting It's like being a social smoker

"Just because I fart at parties now and then, it doesn't make me a farter." That's how I plan to begin my memoirs, and it's also a key line in…

March 18, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT

Debi Austin, Star of Infamous Anti-Smoking Ad, Is Dead at 62 1996 spot was one of a kind

Debi Austin, better known as the lady who smoked a cigarette through a tracheotomy hole in her neck in the infamous "Voicebox" anti-smoking ad, died Feb. 22 after a 20-year…

February 28, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

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…

January 2, 2013, 8:52 AM EST

Kids Outsmart Smokers in Crafty Guerrilla Stunt Ogilvy Thailand uses children to expose adults' hypocrisy

It’s being praised as one of the most effective anti-smoking ads ever, which is especially impressive considering it required little more than a few pieces of paper and two kids.…

June 28, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT

Ex-Smokers Fight for Dignity in CDC's Brutal New Anti-Smoking Ads Transcendent work from Arnold

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes an unfiltered and unflinching approach in "Tips From Former Smokers," an immensely powerful and in some ways transcendent new $54 million multimedia…

March 19, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

Cycle of Life: Resetting L.A.'s Smoking Deaths Billboard Once a year, for a moment, a clean slate

Ushering in the new year at the Smoking Deaths billboard above Santa Monica Boulevard in West L.A. has become a somewhat morbid yet surprisingly meaningful tradition. Each year, just before…

February 9, 2012, 8:07 AM EST

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