Shocking anti-tobacco pictures

Everyone knows that tobacco products are potentially dangerous, nobody is forced to smoke, and after the wide-ranging smoking bans in public places, there is hardly any harm caused to third parties. Yet, some countries require that shocking warning pictures be printed on the boxes. These photos of smoker’s legs, cancer and death are supposed to drastically illustrate the consequences of lighting up, in the hope of ultimately convincing the smoker to kick the habit.

shocking smoking pictureMeat products lead to the gruesome treatment and killing of other living beings against their will, although there are plenty of food alternatives. Yet, nobody thinks of printing photos taken inside slaughterhouses on the packaging of salami slices of chicken wings.

Isn’t it weird that one is encouraged to preserve one’s own life, while the extinguishing of other lives doesn’t seem to cause any moral concern?

(Auf Deutsch.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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7 Responses to Shocking anti-tobacco pictures

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  2. Fabio W. says:

    Look for Brazilian anti tobacco ads. They are the worst images ever.

  3. List of X says:

    You know, those tabacco plants are living things too, and they get cut and grinded to make these cigarettes.

  4. djgarcia94 says:

    I’ve never seen German antismoking ads, but I remember when the “AIDS is mass murder” commercial starring a certain chancellor when viral a couple years ago. Here in the US there is currently a campaign claiming that us Millennials are going to be the generation that ENDS smoking.

  5. Helene Zenia says:


    I like your comparison .I don’t eat meat because of animal rights issues and because I don’t enjoy imagining the animal alive and now I’m chewing on it. Yech! I like the idea of putting cute baby animal picutures on meat packages – I think it would change things more than all the talking about animal suffering will ever do. Good idea!

    Best to you, Helena

  6. Anonymous says:

    I think that also high fat and high sugar products would deserve such a warning. Picture of a person weighing 250 kg and looking like a 50 year old at the age of 30 should scare anyone away from McDonalds.

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