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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
[Even the Best Cigarettes Can Be Your Tomb] [Translated from Russian]
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Description:
This poster, created by the World Health Organization for Russian distribution, offers a striking image of a victim whose shoes extend from beneath a pile of cigarette butts. This symbolic representation of the dangers and deadliness of smoking warns the viewer, "Even the best cigarettes can be your tomb." The image incorporates a number of visual strategies common in anti-smoking campaigns, including an image of death (in this case entombment), an emphasis on the repulsive quality of cigarette butts themselves, the cumulative health effects of smoking cigarettes (in this case death), and the responsibility of the individual in the act of smoking.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (684,551 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1985
Creator:
World Health Organization
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: A013766
Publisher:
World Health Organization
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the World Health Organization.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Smoking
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
The Cigarette
Exhibit Category:
Anti-Smoking Campaigns
Unique Identifier:
VCBBDT
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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