Visual Culture and Health Posters
- Tobacco or Health: Choose Health
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- 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)
- Mullick, Biman
- 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: A025006
- World Health Organization
- Reproduced with permission of the Norwegian Ministry of Health.
- Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
- Smoking Cessation
- Public Health
- Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
- The Non-Smoker and Smoke-free Environments
- Exhibit Category:
- Anti-Smoking Campaigns
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- Document Type:
- Slides (photographs)
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