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Swedish Anti-Smoking Campaign
The Swedish anti-smoking activist group A Non Smoking Generation has plastered posters all over Stockholm that make claims such as 'smoking stunts penis growth,' 'cigarette filters are filled with mouse excrement,' and 'second-hand smoke kills birds.' The problem is that none of these claims are acually true. But the group figures that the outrageousness of the claims might entice a few people to visit their website to learn the real facts. This once again demonstrates one of the central principles upon which the advertising industry was founded: if you can't get their attention by telling the truth, then get it by telling a lie.
Categories: Advertising
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 20, 2004
Comments (6)
This kind of crap makes me WANT to start smoking.

Remember, second hand smoke, first rate killer
Posted by Bob S. Yunkle  on  Thu Jul 22, 2004  at  05:15 AM
lol
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Thu Jul 22, 2004  at  11:18 AM
This reminds of the old saying, "If you can't impress them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.":)
Posted by Amber Thompson  in  New Hampshire, US  on  Wed Aug 18, 2004  at  08:23 AM
If that crap were true I would smoke.
Posted by Dany  in  Texas  on  Fri Sep 24, 2004  at  03:53 PM
Smoking is bad!!!!!
Posted by Danielle  in  Illinois  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  09:49 AM
You dont have to smoke to be cool!
Posted by Bobbie Jo  in  Illinois  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  09:50 AM
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