Smoking – You Might As Well Shoot Yourself

I don’t smoke, and I’m not going to preach to those of you that do… but I present these:

Lots more after the break

Really good creativity in some of the ads and pictures.   I like the break open double barrel shotgun, and the lighter as the end of a gun barrel!  The revolver with cigarettes in it is kind of over used as you can see.

If you have any more I can add, leave me a link in the comments.

It seems like everyone I know that smokes, knows its bad for them but really have no intention on ever quitting.

For those of you that smoke, do you find anti-smoking ads at all effective?  Or could you really care less?

Hat tip: Melissa (girlfriend)

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Poppy October 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

It’s a very cool ad campaign, very visually striking. Although I can’t use a cigarette to defend myself, unless I convince my mugger to take up smoking and then wait 25-60 years.

Buts it’s always fun to say “x kills more people than firearms do,” pisses off the liberals, which pleases me to no end.

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Ski October 3, 2011 at 01:40 am

What like swimming pools? lol

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Poppy October 3, 2011 at 03:18 pm

Or Penises (STDs).

ZOMG WE SHOULD REGULATE DICKS. YOU NEED A 5-MONTH WAITING PERIOD TO USE YOUR DICK AND NO CONCEALED CARRY!

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Vhyrus October 3, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I once (fairly recently) had a female roommate from Spain. Being European, the concept of private gun ownership (particularly in the quantity I have) was confusing and slightly frightening to her. I was talking to her one day about it and I asked her “So you’ve never been mugged or had your life threatened when you lived in Spain?” She looked at me, took a long drag off her cigarette, and said (and I quote with accent):

“Wounce, I waz wiv my gorlfriend, end sum guy, he run op to me ond he try to greb my porse, but I greb hees arm end I born heem wiv my cigarette…..”

I kinda made a face like this ಠ_ಠ

Needless to say, the self defense conversation never came up again.

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Poppy October 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I guess I stand corrected.

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GTS October 3, 2011 at 12:59 am

Awesome, nothing like using firearm images as symbols of evil and death.

DUMBASS.

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Vhyrus October 3, 2011 at 03:11 am

In all fairness, guns are designed and built primarily as lethal weapons. I think many gun owners (myself included on occasion) sometimes forget that.

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Frank October 3, 2011 at 08:46 pm

Yes, but weapon owners aren’t owning weapons to go out and commit crime. The bullshit about the poster is that they say “crime” (via gun) kills less than smoking. It’s obviously anti-weapon (gun) and smoking. Just another step towards fascism.

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Poppy October 3, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Well, most of these posters do seem t be British. Y’know, the same country that pulls shit like this:

HERP DE DERP WEAPONZ CAUSE CRIME.

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Poppy October 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm
Vhyrus October 3, 2011 at 11:25 pm

And smokers arent trying to shorten their life or anyone elses.

They say crime, not guns, so theyre including beatings, stabbings, vehicular homicide, etc. The handgun is a universal symbol of lethality, and the most effective recognized symbol for conveying death. Its not anti gun anymore than an anti drunk driving campaign depicting a bottle of jack daniels is anti whiskey.

Gun are lethal by design. Trying to say or infer otherwise is foolish and misleading. That doesn’t make them evil but it does make them dangerous, just like cigarettes.

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Josh October 3, 2011 at 09:28 am

…nothing like using firearm images as symbols of evil and death.

I can’t imagine a better, more universal symbol for a quick way to kill, can you?

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Frank October 3, 2011 at 09:38 pm

Chuck Norris

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Dillankid October 3, 2011 at 08:14 am

The lighter that looks like a 1911 is pretty clever…

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A Critic October 3, 2011 at 09:25 am

Anti-smoking ads make me want a cigarette.

Cigarette ads have never had that effect.

I think I need to go bum a smoke even though I quit.

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Frank October 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

Anti-smoking ads which appear anti-gun?

No thanks…

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1 With a Bullet October 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

All I can think of with pics 6,8,9 & 11 is a de-motivational poster with the words “Your doing it wrong.”

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Jp france October 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I wish smokers have muzzle discipline!

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kevin October 3, 2011 at 04:58 pm

I just can’t figure out who now a days , who can afford to smoke. In my area, name brand cigarettes cost $7.00, although some gas stations sell “manure” cigarettes for something like $3.50 a pack. I heard that in New York City with a tax hike they cost $11.00 a pack!

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Poppy October 3, 2011 at 09:47 pm

At that point it’d probably just be cheaper to shoot yourself in the face.

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Josh October 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I just can’t figure out who now a days , who can afford to smoke.

People seem to make it work, particularly when they’re using their low-income wages to purchase cigarettes, and paying for food with food stamps.

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treestump October 4, 2011 at 07:43 pm

I gave up cigs years ago, but I smoke hookah and pipes quite frequently. Couple of reasons.
Tastes good!, nice mellow nicotine buzz, and it makes hippies cry. What can be better?

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