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Every smoker is aware of the damage their habit causes, both to them and those around them. However, to finally quit smoking, that extra push is usually needed. These anti-smoking ads find their niche, from books on quitting smoking to patches, chewing gums, and hypnosis.

From showing graphic images of the damage caused by smoking to appealing to the smokers' children - these advertisement examples have tried it all. But do these printed ads actually help people quit smoking? Even though the answer isn't a simple yes or no, multiple studies done in the last decade have shown that anti-smoking campaigns are still the most cost-effective way to at least deter new smokers from joining the club, especially when the people in question are the youth.

Here we bring you some of the best ads ever created. Hopefully, they can help you to make the first step - it will get easier after that.

#1

Cemetery

Cemetery

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Lorraine
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Smokers are also affecting their loved ones, not just themselves :( .

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#2

Tobacco Teeth

Tobacco Teeth

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pobably they should have included the pupils to indicate cataract, too.

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#4

Smoking Isn't Just Suicide. It's Murder

Smoking Isn't Just Suicide. It's Murder

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People smoking in cars with children inside make me sick.

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#5

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

Havas Report

#6

Poor Swimmers

Poor Swimmers

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#8

Download Cancer

Download Cancer

American Cancer Society Report

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#10

The Smoker's Lung

The Smoker's Lung

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Jason Lapierre
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People say : it's just a cigarrette... But with time it become hundreds, thousands

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#13

Second-Hand Smoking

Second-Hand Smoking

Shada Fad Report

#14

What We See When You Smoke

What We See When You Smoke

JWT Report

#18

Women Who Smoke Feed More Than Just Milk To Their Children

Women Who Smoke Feed More Than Just Milk To Their Children

Bhadra Communications Report

#19

Smoker And Passive Smoker

Smoker And Passive Smoker

Tarun Batra Report

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#24

Throat Cancer Will Leave You Speechless. Quit Smoking

Throat Cancer Will Leave You Speechless. Quit Smoking

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#25

Choking His/Her Future

Choking His/Her Future

Lee Howell Report

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Suzanne Haigh
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3 years ago

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I think these adverts are too serious, too horrific, that is why they rarely worked. A more honest approach may have shocked more.

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#26

Premature Ending: “If You Smoke, Statistically Your Story Will End 15% Before It Should.”

Premature Ending: “If You Smoke, Statistically Your Story Will End 15% Before It Should.”

“THE END. If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should. For help with quiting call QUITTLINE on 0200 00 22 00”

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CluelessLlama13
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Umm... After looking too closely at this, I can say I'm quite certain these are two different books.

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#30

Jumping Off Buildings Harms

Jumping Off Buildings Harms

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Nicholas Hesser
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The bottom text needs to be bigger, no smokers gonna stop in the middle of the road to read that.

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#32

Smoking In Italy Kills 10 Times More People Than Road Accidents

Smoking In Italy Kills 10 Times More People Than Road Accidents

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#33

Worse Side

Worse Side

BDDP Unlimited Report

#34

Pretty

Pretty

BBDO Group Report

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Hans
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7 years ago

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Well...almost like mascara, just at the wrong place.

#35

Get To Heaven Earlier

Get To Heaven Earlier

Serviceplan Group Report

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Wulfur
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Parents who smoke around their children, get to hell earlier

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#36

Glamorous Smoking And Its Effects

Glamorous Smoking And Its Effects

Mike Rosenthal Report

#37

Quit. Before It's Too Late

Quit. Before It's Too Late

Bailey Hartge Report

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"This add presented by the Sugar Candy Manufacturers Association."

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#38

Non-Smoking Area

Non-Smoking Area

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Nicholas Gilbert
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the words of the great Bill Hicks, "I’m gonna tell you non-smokers something right now that I know for a fact you don’t know and I delight in telling my brothers things they don’t know, particularly when they’re true, which this is. Ready? Non-smokers. Ready? Drum-roll…Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr… Non-smokers die every day."

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#39

Antismoke Pack

Antismoke Pack

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Lena Walters
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry, but these are actually kinda cool. They probably wouldn't have the impact their going for.

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#40

No Games For Smokers

No Games For Smokers

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#41

Smoking Is Being A Slave To Tobacco

Smoking Is Being A Slave To Tobacco

ici Barbès Report

#42

Your Body Is Your Home

Your Body Is Your Home

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#43

If You Light Up, You Die

If You Light Up, You Die

Toro Vazquez Mora Report

#44

Anti-Smoking Matchook

Anti-Smoking Matchook

Manuel Aleman Report

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always use these restaurant matches to light candles. :(

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#46

Second Hand Smoke

Second Hand Smoke

Chi & Partners Report

#50

Cigarettes. Just Looking At Them Makes You Sick

Cigarettes. Just Looking At Them Makes You Sick

JWT Report

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I❤️My cat
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am just wondering fooky foo do you smoke? because you have a very negative reaction to all these ads. So I want to know do you smoke. Do you smoke fooky foo?!

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#51

Don’t Burn Your Life Away

Don’t Burn Your Life Away

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#52

Social Smoking - It's Still Smoking

Social Smoking - It's Still Smoking

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#53

Third Hand Smoking

Third Hand Smoking

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Linda Faulkner
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

should show the walls covered in a yellow film and someone trying to clean it off. Not easy.

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#54

Today Is The World No Tobacco Day. But It Shouldn't Just Be Today

Today Is The World No Tobacco Day. But It Shouldn't Just Be Today

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#55

No Accident Kills More Than Smoking

No Accident Kills More Than Smoking

Mccann Erickson Report

#56

Smoking Is Harmful To Your Breath

Smoking Is Harmful To Your Breath

TBWA Report

#57

Pregnant Smokers Give Birth To Children Who Are Susceptible To Lung Diseases. Put Out The Fire

Pregnant Smokers Give Birth To Children Who Are Susceptible To Lung Diseases. Put Out The Fire

Ogilvy & Mather Report

#59

You Don't Need Them, They Need You

You Don't Need Them, They Need You

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#60

Your Beauty. Up In Smoke

Your Beauty. Up In Smoke

McCann Healthcare Worldwide Report

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Using a "beauty" side that is totally over-maked up for comparison is not the best idea for a poster...

#61

Daddy Couldn't Give Me Pocket Money

Daddy Couldn't Give Me Pocket Money

British Heart Foundation Report

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dad, can I have a new video game? No son, you're addicted. But dad, you're addicted to smokes! Well it's different! Oh sorry I forgot that it's so important for you to get LUNG CANCER!!!

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#62

The Right Choice

The Right Choice

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I❤️My cat
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did anyone else try to do the maze? I did and I found out how to do it. Also good advert.

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#64

A Car, Crushed By A 7-Foot Cigarette, Grabbed Attention For National Non-Smoking Week And The British Columbia Lung Association

A Car, Crushed By A 7-Foot Cigarette, Grabbed Attention For National Non-Smoking Week And The British Columbia Lung Association

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#65

16,000 Teenagers Start Smoking Every Year In Sweden. A Lot Because Smoking Is Made To Look Cool By The Tobacco Industry

16,000 Teenagers Start Smoking Every Year In Sweden. A Lot Because Smoking Is Made To Look Cool By The Tobacco Industry

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#66

Smoking Kills

Smoking Kills

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#69

Everything You Do Affects Your Children

Everything You Do Affects Your Children

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#70

Quick Or Slow?

Quick Or Slow?

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Smokeline? Sounds like you can order cigarettes there...

#72

Eyesight

Eyesight

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#73

You Don´t Smoke Cigarettes, Cigarettes Smoke You

You Don´t Smoke Cigarettes, Cigarettes Smoke You

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#75

Smoking Burns Experiences

Smoking Burns Experiences

Clare Donnelly Report

#76

Battery Drain

Battery Drain

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#77

Smoking Kills 14,000 People Every Day

Smoking Kills 14,000 People Every Day

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John
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7 years ago

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That statistic seems unreasonably high. I'm sure that's the point, but I don't necessarily believe it.

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#78

Smoking Is Burning Yourself

Smoking Is Burning Yourself

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#79

Your Lungs Are More Sensitive Then You Think. Stop Smoking

Your Lungs Are More Sensitive Then You Think. Stop Smoking

Pagú Propaganda Report

#80

Don't Swallow Another People's Smoke

Don't Swallow Another People's Smoke

Tiago Ilha Report

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#81

Smoking Is Suicide

Smoking Is Suicide

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#82

Non-smoking Campaign

Non-smoking Campaign

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#83

Notes Are Not The Only Things Children Share In School Today

Notes Are Not The Only Things Children Share In School Today

Triton Communications Report

#85

Taking Risks Early In The Morning. Smoked As Soon As He Woke Up

Taking Risks Early In The Morning. Smoked As Soon As He Woke Up

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#87

One Thing Leads To Another

One Thing Leads To Another

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#88

When You Smoke,your Baby Smokes

When You Smoke,your Baby Smokes

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#90

Pretty

Pretty

BBDO Group Report

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#91

You Smoke. We Smoke.

You Smoke. We Smoke.

BPG Group Report

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#92

Get Your Life Back

Get Your Life Back

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#93

Smoking Risks The Most Valuable Things You Have

Smoking Risks The Most Valuable Things You Have

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#94

All Enclosed Places Are Too Small For Smoking

All Enclosed Places Are Too Small For Smoking

Neogama BBH Report

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#96

I Smoke Seconds Hand

I Smoke Seconds Hand

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#97

Mind The Gap, Before It's Forever

Mind The Gap, Before It's Forever

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#98

I Want To Live Not To Die

I Want To Live Not To Die

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Remember the anti drug pencil? It says "it's not cool to do drugs" As you sharpen it says "Cool to do drugs" And then "Do drugs" Just replace do drugs with smoke cigarettes

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