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

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

Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

Genius

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#2

Tobacco Teeth

Tobacco Teeth

logoaday.co Report

Hans 2 years ago

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

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#3

More Information

More Information

TBWA Vancouver Report

Hans 2 years ago

This one is rather sarcastic.

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#4

Smoking Isn't Just Suicide. It's Murder

Smoking Isn't Just Suicide. It's Murder

Draftfcb+Idb Report

Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

This one hurts me the most. People who smoke around their children need punched in the face. Could care less if you do it, but do not subject others, especially small children, to it

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#5

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

Havas Report

Hilarious 2 years ago

So true, wrinkles galore :(((

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#6

Poor Swimmers

Poor Swimmers

ASH.uk Report

Godspeed 2 years ago

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

Lea Lei 2 years ago

Moms smoke too.

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#8

Download Cancer

Download Cancer

American Cancer Society Report

Sreejith 2 years ago

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

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#9

The Smoke

The Smoke

Lucas Zoltowski Report

Cuzy123 2 years ago

Powerful.

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#10

The Smoker's Lung

The Smoker's Lung

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Jason Lapierre 2 years ago

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

Superluminal1 2 years ago

Ashes to ashes ...

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#12

Cancer Cures

Cancer Cures

Ogilvy & Mather Report

Godspeed 2 years ago

Death cures cancer.

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#13

Second-Hand Smoking

Second-Hand Smoking

Shada Fad Report

Celia McDaniel 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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

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#15

Deathbed

Deathbed

CHI&Partners Report

Sreejith 2 years ago

Took me a moment to notice the colour !!!

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#16

Lung Pong

Lung Pong

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Muhammad Zaid 2 years ago

smart. very smart.

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#17

Ashes To Ashes

Ashes To Ashes

King Solutions Report

Hans 2 years ago

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

Godspeed 2 years ago

Good ad! Clever.

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#19

Smoker And Passive Smoker

Smoker And Passive Smoker

Tarun Batra Report

Hans 2 years ago

Wow, that is one evil yet true picture.

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#20

Reduces Weight

Reduces Weight

Touchstone Advertising Report

#21

Just Like Mommy

Just Like Mommy

Justin Hernandez Report

Fooky Foo 2 years ago

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bullshit

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#22

Portable Gas Chamber

Portable Gas Chamber

Fábio Capelão Report

Krystyna Chojnowska 2 years ago

horrible and powerfull

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#23

Inside Out

Inside Out

Public Health England Report

Cuzy123 2 years ago

My god!

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#24

Throat Cancer Will Leave You Speechless. Quit Smoking

Throat Cancer Will Leave You Speechless. Quit Smoking

Partnership Report

Kayty Marie 2 years ago

Reads, "Quit Smoking".

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#25

Choking His/Her Future

Choking His/Her Future

Lee Howell Report

Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

These kid ads make me so sad. How can anyone subject their kids to it

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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

Krystyna Chojnowska 2 years ago

clever!

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#27

Shotgun

Shotgun

CHI and Partners Report

Hans 2 years ago

good one

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#28

Balloons

Balloons

Fischer Report

#29

Tips From Former Smokers

Tips From Former Smokers

Tyrone Turner Report

Cuzy123 2 years ago

Really powerful

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#30

Jumping Off Buildings Harms

Jumping Off Buildings Harms

Lowe Bull Report

Nicholas Hesser 2 years ago

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

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#31

Suicide Vs Homicide

Suicide Vs Homicide

CHI&Partners Report

#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

Jenna Ward 2 years ago

Well remind me never to smoke in Italy!!

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#33

Pretty

Pretty

BBDO Group Report

Hans 2 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 2 years ago

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

Krystyna Chojnowska 2 years ago

I "like" this one if you even can use such an expression here. it is sweet, beautiful, simple and hits you like a train

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#36

Glamorous Smoking And Its Effects

Glamorous Smoking And Its Effects

Mike Rosenthal Report

Amine Morsli 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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

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#38

Non-Smoking Area

Non-Smoking Area

TBWA Report

Nat Lozanova 2 years ago

Yeah, because non-smokers live forever.

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#39

Antismoke Pack

Antismoke Pack

Reynolds and Reyner Report

Lena Walters 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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

Leø 2 years ago

This is the creativity!!!...

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#44

Anti-Smoking Matchook

Anti-Smoking Matchook

Manuel Aleman Report

Hans 2 years ago

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

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#45

Hooked

Hooked

Chi & Partners Report

Hans 2 years ago

ouch

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#46

Second Hand Smoke

Second Hand Smoke

Chi & Partners Report

Hans 2 years ago

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

Hilarious 2 years ago

So happy about this!!

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#48

More Sex, Less Cigarette

More Sex, Less Cigarette

Casablanca Comunicacao Report

Hans 2 years ago

Simple and true!

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#49

Smoke Burns

Smoke Burns

Lee Frederic Report

#50

Cigarettes. Just Looking At Them Makes You Sick

Cigarettes. Just Looking At Them Makes You Sick

JWT Report

I❤️My cat 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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

Fooky Foo 2 years ago

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tell that to 9. 11. :D

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#56

Smoking Is Harmful To Your Breath

Smoking Is Harmful To Your Breath

TBWA Report

Hans 2 years ago

Sodomy is harmful to your animals.

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#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

Lilith 2 years ago

Ew

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#58

No Butts

No Butts

University of North Texas Report

Peachymiss 2 years ago

:(

#59

You Don't Need Them, They Need You

You Don't Need Them, They Need You

the Smarts Report

FAKENAME FAKENAME 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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

FAKENAME FAKENAME 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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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#63

Kiss My Ash

Kiss My Ash

Bob Helsinki advertising agency Report

#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

Smak Report

#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

FamiljenPangea Report

Μαρία Μάρκου 2 years ago

Smoking turns your mouth into an anus

#66

Smoking Kills

Smoking Kills

Deepak Joshi Report

#67

Tips From Former Smokers

Tips From Former Smokers

Tyrone Turner Report

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#68

Second Hand Smoking

Second Hand Smoking

Chi & Partners Report

Linda Faulkner 2 years ago

I think the children ones have more oomph to them.

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#69

Everything You Do Affects Your Children

Everything You Do Affects Your Children

FCB Report

#70

Quick Or Slow?

Quick Or Slow?

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Hans 2 years ago

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

#71

Smoked Out

Smoked Out

osirisPUNK Report

Jaime Swanson 5 months ago

Wrong way.

#72

Eyesight

Eyesight

Team Young & Rubicam report Report

#73

You Don´t Smoke Cigarettes, Cigarettes Smoke You

You Don´t Smoke Cigarettes, Cigarettes Smoke You

Neogama BBH Report

#74

You Might As Well

You Might As Well

Daniel Seung Lee Report

Hans 2 years ago

yummy

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#75

Smoking Burns Experiences

Smoking Burns Experiences

Clare Donnelly Report

#76

Battery Drain

Battery Drain

Rositsa Bochukova Report

#77

Smoking Kills 14,000 People Every Day

Smoking Kills 14,000 People Every Day

Saatchi&Saatchi Report

John 2 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

Artzen Communications Report

#79

Your Lungs Are More Sensitive Then You Think. Stop Smoking

Your Lungs Are More Sensitive Then You Think. Stop Smoking

Pagú Propaganda Report

Marko Požarnik 2 years ago

*Than

#80

Don't Swallow Another People's Smoke

Don't Swallow Another People's Smoke

Tiago Ilha Report

#81

Smoking Is Suicide

Smoking Is Suicide

Kelly Ashcraft Report

#82

Non-smoking Campaign

Non-smoking Campaign

Artzen Communications Report

FAKENAME FAKENAME 2 years ago

Why? Now imma go burf

#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

Savannah 2 years ago

I don't get it..

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#84

You Can Quit

You Can Quit