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

Everest Brand Solutions Report

Lorraine
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

logoaday.co Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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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#3

More Information

More Information

TBWA Vancouver Report

#4

Smoking Isn't Just Suicide. It's Murder

Smoking Isn't Just Suicide. It's Murder

Draftfcb+Idb Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

ASH.uk Report

Godspeed
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We're....ugh.....almost.....there. Dead.

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#7

Secondhand Smoke Is Firsthand Death

Secondhand Smoke Is Firsthand Death

Jung von Matt Report

#8

Download Cancer

Download Cancer

American Cancer Society Report

Sreejith
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Putting a 'cancel download' button somewhere would be nice :-)

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#10

The Smoker's Lung

The Smoker's Lung

Report

Jason Lapierre
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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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#11

Cigarettes Smoke People

Cigarettes Smoke People

Bleublancrouge Report

#13

Second-Hand Smoking

Second-Hand Smoking

Shada Fad Report

Celia McDaniel
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. Just read the fine print. This is so sad... : (

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#14

What We See When You Smoke

What We See When You Smoke

JWT Report

Eeva Kulmala
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...yes I am twelve inside but that reminds me of something else entirely.

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#15

Deathbed

Deathbed

CHI&Partners Report

#17

Ashes To Ashes

Ashes To Ashes

King Solutions Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I now want to know what Morris looks like.

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#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

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, that is one evil yet true picture.

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#21

Just Like Mommy

Just Like Mommy

Justin Hernandez Report

#22

Portable Gas Chamber

Portable Gas Chamber

Fábio Capelão Report

#24

Throat Cancer Will Leave You Speechless. Quit Smoking

Throat Cancer Will Leave You Speechless. Quit Smoking

Partnership Report

#25

Choking His/Her Future

Choking His/Her Future

Lee Howell Report

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
1 year 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”

Iris Report

CluelessLlama13
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Lowe Bull Report

Nicholas Hesser
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Davide Santoli, Jader Zani Report

#33

Pretty

Pretty

BBDO Group Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago

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

#34

Worse Side

Worse Side

BDDP Unlimited Report

Catie Brandyberry
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lived with 1 smoker until I was 12, after that it was 2 smokers...

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#35

Get To Heaven Earlier

Get To Heaven Earlier

Serviceplan Group Report

Wulfur
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Amine Morsli
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Incredible, that photographer sure have SKILLS !!

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#37

Quit. Before It's Too Late

Quit. Before It's Too Late

Bailey Hartge Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

TBWA Report

Nicholas Gilbert
Community Member
2 years ago Created 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

Reynolds and Reyner Report

Lena Walters
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Germanl Jutaev Report

#41

Smoking Is Being A Slave To Tobacco

Smoking Is Being A Slave To Tobacco

ici Barbès Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It still is a sexist advertisment, good cause nonwithstanding.

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#42

Your Body Is Your Home

Your Body Is Your Home

Neogama BBH Report

#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

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Second hand smokes grows enormous arms. (/cynism)

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#47

No More Smoking In Restaurants

No More Smoking In Restaurants

Tabasco Advertising Agency Report

#50

Cigarettes. Just Looking At Them Makes You Sick

Cigarettes. Just Looking At Them Makes You Sick

JWT Report

I❤️My cat
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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

Brancozulu Report

#52

Social Smoking - It's Still Smoking

Social Smoking - It's Still Smoking

Extreme Group Report

#53

Third Hand Smoking

Third Hand Smoking

GITAM BBDO Report

Linda Faulkner
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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.

#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

Neogama BBH Report

#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

the Smarts Report

FAKENAME FAKENAME
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would actually just buy the case cuz it looks cool, no smoke tho.

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#60

Your Beauty. Up In Smoke

Your Beauty. Up In Smoke

McCann Healthcare Worldwide Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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