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Poster relating to smoking, London, England, c. 1962-1967

The antisocial nature of smoking is highlighted in this Central Council for Health Education poster from the mid-1960s. There is an image of a man smoking at a party with the message: 'Don't be a drag, give it up, live it up'. The poster advertises the improved lifestyle one can have by quitting smoking. It has been estimated that smoking led to an estimated nine million deaths worldwide during the 1960s.

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Glossary: poster

Notice, usually printed on paper, intended to be posted to advertise, promote, or publicise an activity, cause, product, or service; also, decorative, mass-produced prints intended for hanging.

Glossary: public health advertising

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Glossary: anti-smoking

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