30 Hard-to-ignore Anti-Smoking Campaigns

In this post we are showcasing 30 anti smoking campaigns that are hard to ignore. These anti-smoking campaigns range from very graphic, even gruesome print ads  to funny and simply full of facts advertisements on TV and billboards.

It is already a common knowledge that smoking is harmful and can cause a lot of problems for you in your life and in your future. But despite of this fact, millions of people are still hooked to cigarette smoking. Lately, awareness campaign about the ill effects of cigarette smoking has lead to a more rigorous campaign especially from non-government and non-profit organizations.

Lately, anti-smoking campaigns have also started to appear in the form of creative guerrilla marketing campaigns. Some anti-smoking campaigns maybe ineffective but there are also some that are successful. Here, we are showcasing some of the most creative and hard to ignore anti smoking campaigns from around the world. We highly suggest that you take a good look at them before you light up that next cigarette.


HARD-TO-IGNORE ANTI SMOKING CAMPAIGNS

Smoking isn’t just suicide. It’s murder.
The Print Ad titled Brown (1/2) was done Passive Smoking Message company (for Conac) in Chile.

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Passive Smoking: Suicide vs Homicide (From The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation)

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Before it’s too late (by WWF)

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Passive Smoking: Shotgun (From The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation)

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You do not smoke cigarettes, cigarettes smoke you (by ADESF)

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With cigarettes, your life goes to ashes. (Alerj Smoking Awareness)

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The Last Cigarette – Anti Smoking Ad
Creative anti smoking ad in the form of cigarette packaging designed by Didac Catalán. The cigarette houses one cigarette and one match inside a small coffin shaped box.

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Smoking Can Affect Your Sex Life

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Smoke Kills
Guns Don’t kill People, People kill themselves…

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Non-Smoking-Campaign: Children of parents who smoke, get to heaven earlier (From Child Health Foundation)

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Cigarettes smoke people (From Cancer Patients Aid Association)

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This man smoked 125,000 cigarettes before he got cancer. What number did you just finish? (From The Lung Association – Nothing is more important than your next breath)

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ClearWay Minnesota: We All Pay
The outdoor board by Clarity Coverdale Fury, Minneapolis is part of a multi-media campaign that ClearWay Minnesota is running to raise awareness of the continued dangers of smoking and tobacco products.

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Smoke Is Poison Tanker (Department Of Health/Cancer Research UK)

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Cigarettes kill more (From UNIMED)

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Smoking Kills
About 106,000 people in the UK die each year due to smoking

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Smokers pack their organs with cigarettes: The art of anti-smoking ad from ADESF

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The Smoker’s Lung
This anti-smoking exhibit was installed in front of public buildings in Germany to encourage people to quit smoking.

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Smoking causes premature ageing

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This is a unique anti-smoking print advertisement campaign launched in Riyadh to urge people to quit smoking.

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Trash cans on the streets warn smokers of dangers to their eye sight.

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Women who smoke feed more than just milk to their children.
Research indicates that chemicals from tobacco smoke are transmitted via breast milk.

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Every breath you take will eventually destroy your future

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Tobacco smoking and cancer

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Make the right choice. Do not smoke.

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Kiss my ash

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Smoking Suicide
It’s called suicide because it’s your choice.

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CSI Lipstick (Advertisement from Moscow)
The Print Ad titled Lipstick was done by BBDO Moscow advertising agency Anti-smoking Campaign company (for Csi) in Russia.

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City of Ashes
Each year in France, the equivalent of a town of over 60,000 inhabitants is going up in smoke. Because of tobacco.

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Anti smoking charity QUIT: adbin
A new medium called ad bins for Quit, the stop smoking charity, shows a set of lungs, transparent in the middle so you can see all the discarded cigarette ends inside the bin.

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Author: Gisela

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3 Comments

  1. Very realistic and moving.

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  2. i think #3 isnt an anti smoking ad,

    the rainforest is the “lung” of the earth, we should stop to kill it

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  3. Very creative and hard hitting. I especially loved the lung shaped disposal bin and the blindness bin. Amazing.

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