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chintan ruparel's picture
chintan ruparel
1516 pencils

and jumping off buildings evn when ur not pregnant harms u! duh!

~ old habits die hard, older ones never do ~

teenie's picture
teenie
1894 pencils

I believe it's a play on "Smoking while pregnant can harm your baby." Hence the pregnancy reference.

Twombl's picture
Twombl
184 pencils

Great campaign. Congratulations SA!

ellehcimeo's picture
ellehcimeo
3522 pencils

i like how they are trying to get across messages that are blatently obvious to parallel the obvious that smoking cigarettes is dangerous to your health. wondering how effective it is. where are my smokers who are trying to quit? hmm, where are you? what do you think about these ads?

Ney Frances's picture
Ney Frances
660 pencils

i´ll keep smoking! but i´m one of those guys who doesn´t care a bit about life!

is there life before death?

ellehcimeo's picture
ellehcimeo
3522 pencils

you don't care a bit about life? i'd say you do. you argue your points like you care. you just like smoking too. and that's fine. smoke away mon ami!

Ney Frances's picture
Ney Frances
660 pencils

i don´t define, argue about ads, as living but you´re right i´ll keep my smoke off ya! sorry

is there life before death?

ellehcimeo's picture
ellehcimeo
3522 pencils

by "smoke away" i meant "carry on smoking" not blow your smoke away from me. just so you know. it's a bit of slang.

Ney Frances's picture
Ney Frances
660 pencils

okey dokey! thank´s for the new slang!

is there life before death?

ivan's picture
ivan

Everybody cares about life. That's engraved in our DNA. What you're probably doing is finding a well sounding excuse to avoid internal conflict — you rationally know you should not smoke, but addiction makes you smoke. Is that the case? I truly despise certain tobacco companies for playing dirty.

Ivan Raszl, admin of AotW

PaulyG_fill in the blank's picture
PaulyG_fill in ...
1148 pencils

it's called cognitive dissonance - similar to if you loved eating meat, but had a major personal conflict because you were against the slaughter of animals. I know this because I'm a smoker as well, and while this ad wouldn't make me quit, I think it's a good try. When you're talkin to smokers, you're dealing with a lethal dosage of denial (Like sayin that you don't care about life), or saying you'll quit before it really affects your health. That said, I'm not sure if there is really any campaign, print, tv, radio or otherwise, that would succesfully get someone to quit smoking - it's unfortunately something that only that person can do - for his own reasons and under his own terms.

Yokel's picture
Yokel
604 pencils

Spot on PaulyG. We all know that smoking is bad, unhealthy, stupid, .... but....
I don't think any one ad is going to make me stop either, but keep pushing it, keep hitting me over the head and maybe one day it'll help me smarten up.

ivan's picture
ivan

Yes, I do have that personal conflict with meat eating somewhat.

Ivan Raszl, admin of AotW

Arato's picture
Arato
84 pencils

Has anyone ever heard about a smoker that quit after reading an ad? Any ad? It's always waste of time. Besides, let them smoke in peace.

Jet Propulsion Lab's picture
Jet Propulsion Lab
10683 pencils

Anybody remember Tracy Wong's anti-tobacco print/outdoor campaign out of Goldsmith/Jeffrey back in ohhh, 1992, 93?
It was such a deceptively simple campaign with a surgeon general's (cigarette) warning label on everyday objects like a banana, a loaf of bread and a bottle of spring water. The line underneath simply aked "Would you drink it? So why do you still smoke?"
His visual thinking was way ahead of its time back then.
Same device, same message here, after almost fifteen years.

me thinks's picture
me thinks
722 pencils

I'll think twice before that cigarette. Overall, effective campaign.

everartz's picture
everartz
7611 pencils

i agree with Arato... nobody quits smoking coz of an ad!! thats silly to waist time doing ads for this, i'd say for the smokers including my self... IF YOU WANNA QUIT IT..JUST DO IT!!!

| Everartz |

Arato's picture
Arato
84 pencils

Why don't we pressure tobacco companies to close for good? Because it would be a much greater task than convince 1 billion smokers to quit, one by one, right? Just for the records: I'm not a smoker and I don't give a damn if people smoke.

Disco Munky's picture
Disco Munky
3900 pencils

I don't think anyone who quits because of these ads was a real smoker to begin with.

6/10

Doin' it for the points

ivan's picture
ivan

The ad however may strike a conversation which may lead into a decision to quit, which eventually may lead in quitting.

Ivan Raszl, admin of AotW

Disco Munky's picture
Disco Munky
3900 pencils

touche'

Doin' it for the points

tiny_wordz's picture
tiny_wordz
325 pencils

and an ad may also prevent quick adoption by teens. nice campaign.

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