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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
Mind If I Smoke?
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Description:
The National Smoking Control Programme, a comprehensive long-term plan for smoking control spearheaded by the Ministry of Health in Singapore in 1986, created this poster in response to pro-tobacco forces that emphasized the First Amendment personal freedom of smokers to smoke and tobacco companies to advertise their products. The "Towards a Nation of Non-Smokers" campaign emphasized nonsmokers' rights by using the image of the cigarette to their advantage. In this poster, the reply to the question, "Mind if I smoke?" is made more emphatic by the larger font and red color. Set against the black background, the image of a smashed cigarette symbolizes the ultimate goal of the program: the complete elimination of cigarette smoking in order to promote public health.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (561,081 Bytes)
Date:
1986
Creator:
Singapore National Smoking Control Programme
Source:
Original Repository: 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: A024934
Publisher:
Singapore National Smoking Control Programme
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Singapore Ministry of Health.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Smoking Cessation
Smoking
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
The Cigarette
Exhibit Category:
Anti-Smoking Campaigns
Unique Identifier:
VCBBDR
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Poor
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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