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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
[Smoke and You Destroy Yourself] [Translated from Russian]
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Description:
With innovative digitally manipulated images, educators and activists can convey traditional public health messages in novel forms. This ad created by the Russian Information Agency, Novotsi, and distributed by the World Health Organization, suggests that tobacco use is dangerous, if not deadly, by manipulating the photo of a man smoking to reveal the intensely striking apparition of a skull behind the melting flesh of his face, which is engulfed in flames rising from his cigarette. Through graphic manipulation, the image associates the act of smoking with self-immolation. The frightening image effectively complements the written message: "Smoke and you will destroy yourself."
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (699,633 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
1980s
Creator:
Novotsi
Source:
Original Repository: The History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection.
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A013775
Publisher:
World Health Organization
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the World Health Organization.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Smoking Cessation
Smoking
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
The Smoker
Exhibit Category:
Anti-Smoking Campaigns
Unique Identifier:
VCBBDY
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
Russian
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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