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Topic: Anti-smoking

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…

American Spirit Cigarette Ads Ripped for Eco-Friendly Claim

Anti-cigarette activists are up in arms about American Spirit cigarette ads that claim the brand is eco-friendly. The ads call the products "organic" because the manufacturing process uses hybrid vehicles…

Canadian teens not smoking, are still farting

The drop in teenage smoking rates in Canada—down to just 15 percent, per this new ad campaign—has come at a steep price: No one ever has a lighter handy when…

FDA unveils 36 warning labels for cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration today unveiled 36 proposed designs for new warning labels on cigarette packs, required under a new law that gives the FDA power to regulate tobacco…

Don't smoke, you dirty, lazy, disgusting fool

I say, old bean, adjust your monocle toward this corking anti-tobacco billboard from 1915. Erected in Zion, Ill., it puts even the bluntest "Truth" ads to shame by questioning…

Smoking likened to being eaten by zombies

Zombies are everywhere, it seems, even in American Legacy's latest "Truth" commercials. Timed to the launch of The Real World's 24th season (Jesus!) on MTV, we get Zombieville, a…

Smokers flame out in Swedish student spot

This student work from Sweden reveals a serious hidden danger of smoking: that it causes you to spontaneously combust at parties! Young people are getting used to catching on…

Ads liken cigarettes to glass-filled popsicles

American Legacy's "Truth" is back with new ads from Arnold that feature a laughably dangerous fictional popsicle called Shards O' Glass to represent how cigarette companies continue to sell…

Smokers are destroying kittens and puppies

If you can't stop smoking for your own benefit (or the benefit of other people around you), do it for the puppies and kittens of the world. That's the…

Big Tobacco now torturing helpless bunnies

A grimly determined bunny (OK, a guy in a bunny suit) gets hassled by some grimly evil Big Tobacco dudes in this grim Barber Martin spot for the Virginia…

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