By October 1, 2014, CVS pharmacies nationwide will no longer have cigarettes and other tobacco-related products on store shelves. The move is a major step in the national chain’s push to encourage healthier living. And while this won’t necessarily stop anybody from smoking, it does show that the Surgeon General’s most recent report on the […]
January 11, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. On this day, the Surgeon General released new findings that put even more diseases and health problems directly related to smoking. It’s further confirmation on top of the already damning evidence that smoking is bad for you and […]
I remember seeing this PSA when I was growing up. I never really knew much about the ad or the woman featured in it, but I found out earlier this week that she had passed away. The woman shown in the “Voicebox” anti-tobacco ad is named Debi Austin. She reportedly smoked 2-3 packs A DAY […]
Amusing illustration by Aleksandra Waliszewska (she also made the logo for Monster Brains).
Back in July of 2011 I wrote about how Australia was beginning to push for plain cigarette packaging with graphic imagery to discourage smoking in the country. Since then, the law has been passed and Australia has even run a few graphic anti-smoking ads on TV. I obviously don’t live in Australia anymore, but I like […]