Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Effective

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•32 Aug 9, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that its recent anti-smoking ad campaign, which shows actual people who have suffered disease, paralysis, and amputations as a result of tobacco use, has been more successful than anticipated. What do you think?

  • “I don’t think it’s fair that the anti-smoking people can show all of the horrible consequences of smoking, but the tobacco companies can no longer show how cool it makes you look.”

    Brigid Randolph –
    Food Truck Proprietor

  • “Big improvement over their last campaign, where they just concentrated on how good each cigarette tasted.”

    Michael Calvino –
    Jailer

  • “Oh my God, you’ve seen those too? My favorite is the woman who lost a bunch of her fingers! What’s yours?”

    Robyn Pouch –
    Medical Voucher Clerk