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As a kid, I was fascinated by the girl on the Belinda cigarettes pack. Mysterious. Adult. World-wise. Who was she? She represented a different world, one that existed far away.

The idea of a female mystery figure always stayed with me: no doubt it was on my mind, subconsciously, when I drew my profile icon.

The illustration, originally from 1974, is by Frans Mettes (1909-1984).


Here’s one way to get a message to smokers: write it in ink made from their own diseased lungs.
BBDO Proximity Thailand has produced a fascinating case study on its recent anti-smoking effort for the Thai Health Promotion Foundation.

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Woman’s Day-May 1955 by the FPDA
Via Flickr:
Woman’s Day-May 1955

Fed up of all these ‘quit smoking’ adverts on the tv and boards in the street. Like seriously you can’t care about our health that much if you’re still selling us the cigarettes and selling us Genetically Modified food and putting fluoride in our water.

Warning: Awful Jump Scare on Youtube

Sooo, they’ve made another on of those ridiculous anti-smoking adverts but this one isn’t so ridiculous.  It’s like a jump scare in a horror video game where a  spider monster thing jumps out of a cigarette box right at you.

Now this is the first time I’ve seen this one, so I don’t know if it’s new or if other people have already had the misfortune to see it.  But either way, I feel people deserve warning anyway.

If you hate jump scares and/or are severely triggered by them, BE CAREFUL ON YOUR NEXT YOUTUBE WATCH.  If you see a greenish-blue cigarette pack just sitting in the middle of the screen, click to another tab or shut your eyes until your video starts playing.

You cannot skip this ad because it is too short.  You have a few seconds to act before the jump scare so watch yourselves, please. 

Everyone stay safe now.