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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
Cesser de Fumer: Profite a la Sante
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Description:
Concerned with the harmful effects of smoking, the World Health Organization and the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (UICC) created this poster of a skeletal hand holding a cigarette. As an independent non-governmental organization founded in 1933, UICC objectives are to advance scientific and medical knowledge in research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, and to promote all other aspects of the campaign against cancer throughout the world. The skeletal image in this poster, a symbol of death, is a common feature in a variety of public health campaigns against alcohol use, venereal disease, and drug abuse. The image is designed to create an association between the behavior and its ultimate consequences. In this case, the textual message contrasts with the negative connotation of the image by recommending, "Stop smoking, improve your health."
Number of Image Pages:
1 (630,211 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1975
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: A013771
Publisher:
World Health Organization
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the World Health Organization.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Smoking
Smoking Cessation
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
The Cigarette
Exhibit Category:
Anti-Smoking Campaigns
Unique Identifier:
VCBBHW
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
French
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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