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Poster with drugs awareness message, London, England, c. 1965-1969

Specifically aimed at young people, this drugs awareness poster highlighted the addictive nature of drugs. The cartoon illustration, produced by the Central Council for Health Education, announces: 'Life is for living. Live it. Don't be stuck on drugs'. Social and cultural upheaval during the ‘swinging’ 1960s meant increased drug experimentation among young people. There was a growing awareness of drug abuse.

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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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