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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
Tobacco or Health: Choose Health
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Description:
In 1988, the World Health Organization celebrated its 40th anniversary and the first World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), a global event where smokers around the world united to break free from their dependence on tobacco. Established to raise international awareness and support tobacco-free initiatives, the first WNTD honored 11 organizations and 29 individuals for their work in promoting the concept of tobacco-free societies. Artist Biman Mullick was one of the recipients, chosen for establishing CLEANAIR, a non-profit organization engaged in drawing public attention to the effects of smoking on health and the environment, and for creating a series of posters that politely, strongly, and humorously deliver the message that non-smoking is the norm. The image in the poster signifies an opposition between smoking and health (or smoker and nonsmoker), suggesting a choice for one is a choice against the other. The headline presents the viewer with a choice between tobacco and health, while an abstraction of a human head chooses flowers over a cigarette (environment over smoking).
NOTE: Original is slightly blurry.
NOTE: Words at the bottom of the original slide's image were cut off.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (706,974 Bytes)
Date:
1988
Creator:
Mullick, Biman
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: A025006
Publisher:
World Health Organization
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Norwegian Ministry of Health.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Smoking Cessation
Smoking
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
The Non-Smoker and Smoke-free Environments
Exhibit Category:
Anti-Smoking Campaigns
Unique Identifier:
VCBBFH
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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