40 Insanely Creative Anti-Smoking Ads

August 30, 2011 · 5 comments

by Sonny M. Day

anti-smoking ads

Anti-Smoking ads are one of the most widely circulated advertisements of any kind. It is so commonplace that one can readily see anti-smoking ads on TV, billboards, magazines, websites, and on the packaging of cigarettes themselves. While not banning cigarettes altogether, most governments all over the world require tobacco manufacturers to put a notice of warning on their products against the deadly effects caused by cigarette smoking. This government warning is obviously meant to discourage the public from consuming tobacco without directly infringing on freedom of its citizens to decide for themselves.

Stringent and aggressive as they are on their drive to draw the public away from cigarettes, the government and anti-smoking advocacy groups, still have much to do in order to bring about a society where diseases caused by tobacco are not anymore a problem. This of course can only happen if the public at large would cooperate with each and every person refraining from sucking lighted tobacco.

Right now, the statistics are staggering with millions of people every year die worldwide from diseases like lung cancer, heart ailments, throat cancer, hypertension, stomach ulcers and etc. which are directly or indirectly caused by cigarette smoking. With concerted actions, the number of fatalities attributed to tobacco will decrease and eventually be eliminated. In this campaign, anti-smoking ads will play a big role. They are the primary tools to reach out a vast segment of the population with less cost.

For anti-smoking ads to be effective, it is important that they are eye-catching or stimulating. Aside from that anti-smoking ads must be able to drive their message straight to the human senses in a witty, realistic, funny and enlightening style. In short, creative.

In this post we are sharing with you 40 Insanely Creative Anti-Smoking Ads that you can learn from whoever you are. Whether you are a designer, an art enthusiast, a photographer, or just a plain smoker, this article is for you. This collection comes from different artists to whom we are grateful for sharing with us their awesome works. You will find these anti-smoking ads useful as source of inspiration or enlightenment. You have the freedom to choose and decide.

If you have anything in mind, please drop us a note. Sharing anti-smoking ads to your friends of course will deserve a million thanks from us! Happy viewing!



Insanely Creative Anti-Smoking Ads

Smoking Kills by Maro-nooga

Anti Smoking Ad by Max Dominguez

Anti Smoking Ad by igotjaked

Anti-Smoking Ad 01 by Windwind7

Smoking Finalize Poster 2 by igotjaked

Anti-Smoking by motive8

Smoking is Suicide by Kellykashcraft

Smoking Kills by darkeiya

Anti-Smoking Poster by zellibin

Anti-Smoking Poster by Aprilyus

Fantastic Finnish anti-smoking advertising by Thomas G.

Slow death by goofymne

Anti-Smoking Poster II by j0eyg1rl

Anti-smoking 2 by Carlission

Smoking Kills by Paisleybuddie

Anti-Smoking by theentrust

Anti-Smoking Poster by Aprilyus

Anti-Smoking Poster by fabfactor

Smoking is suicide – gun by Kellykashcraft

Anti-Smoking by TemperedArt

Man and Women Cigarettes by ADESF

Smoking Skull by Twystkiss

Smoking-lung by cancera3

Anti-Smoking Ad by SnowsoftJ4C

Smoked Out by Osirispunk

Anti-Smoking Campaign 01 by kennhyn

Anti-Smoking Campaign

Anti-smoking by usawan

Anti-Smoking Campaign 3 by danieltty88

Anti-Smoking Billboard by thotz-4g0tt3n

Loading Death by curly-gurly

Anti-Smoking Ad Concept by T3hSpoon

Anti-smoking by itchha

Burn Life by Midryan16

Stop Consuming Your Body Ads by ADESF

Stop Consuming Your Body Ads by ADESF

Stop Consuming Your Body Ads by ADESF

More Than 4,700 Toxic Substances Against You. Stop Smoking Ads by ADESF

More Than 4,700 Toxic Substances Against You. Stop Smoking Ads by ADESF

More Than 4,700 Toxic Substances Against You. Stop Smoking Ads by ADESF

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.


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Gay Quitsch December 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Dreamt an anti smoking commercial last night. I woke up thinking it might be a good one for a TV Ad.
Real rough looking Muscle head says:
What if I told you I would grab you by the throat until you couldn’t breath and you would die?
What if I told you I would punch through your chest, grab your heart and lungs andrip them apart?
What if I told you I would poison you from morning til night until you die?
Hey, it’s a good thing cigaretts don’t talk!


Climax Media August 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Smoking is the ultimate slavery. Unfortunately, for smokers these ads just don’t seem to “scare” them to quit. They are more helpful for the non-smokers/casual smokers who are on the fence… But scary images do nothing for an addict.


Lars August 31, 2011 at 12:18 am

I’m afraid you are right, let’s hope they help non smokes from starting them


Debbie October 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I have to say I beg to differ every time a commercial would come on I would immediate feel guilty I have watched them enough to not smoke for 33 Days!! The Only thing that will truly work is if you want it Bad Enough!!!!!!!!! I did and still do. Funny story it was day three of my quitting journey I was struggling so bad I had it and I was going to get a pack as I was walking out my girlfriend was watching tv and the ad came on where the women talked through a voice box because of her smoking and the people lost limbs I shut the door and came back inside!!!! I was stronger then this addiction!!!!!!


Abstract Logo Design August 30, 2011 at 9:30 am

These are really powerful ads. Smoking is a terrible addiction and sad for the people around smokers. Just like the picture with the young people smoking. These advertisements should be on television because this can make teens think twice about the next time they smoke.

I hope people think twice after they see this. Thanks for sharing.


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