worst advert thread

This forum has been an enormous help to me and I am increadibly greatful for that.

I have found that although its nice to come on and read jokes and do fun stuff, these things are pretty gruesome and I do still need to see this stuff whilst still in my early quit to strengthen my resolve and remind myself why I am undertaking a task which sometimes seems to be neverending and uphill and why its unquestionably worth it.

so i've decided it may be good to dig up some of the old adverts and shock tactics to remind ourselves what we are all doing here together is worth the effort and the ups and downs.

ill start off with this one that shocked me when i was youger.

Infact i used to hate these adverts when i was a smoker! i used to see it as a real abuse of my liberty to be confronted with a truth i didnt want to think about - now hopefully they will help me remember the truth i need to keep focused on - at least until out of the darkness :D

add some more if youve got em.....

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  • Oh god yes. I remember the one with the little girl crying cos her 35 year old dad was dying of lung cancer. I have to say that i would just switch channels rather than watch it....How terrible is that? Did it make me stop? No! And the pics on the back of fag packets, after a while you just look at it and go "Yeah, yeah- another black lung" awful really. you just think it's never gonna happen to you.

  • its itsnt - weve quit :p

    this ones pretty dark

  • here's one :)

  • The quit smoking adverts just annoy me, because it is just so clear that the government and the NHS just don't get it.

    They just have no clue how to help people quit and give them the best chance of success.

    It bugs me, especially when the way forward is so blindingly obvious when you find it.

  • The quit smoking adverts just annoy me, because it is just so clear that the government and the NHS just don't get it.

    They just have no clue how to help people quit and give them the best chance of success.

    It bugs me, especially when the way forward is so blindingly obvious when you find it.

    Totally agree, although we all know as ex-smokers that the government want us to stay smoking, as we were an easy source of tax revenue.

    I say it now and I said it when I smoked, if they wanted us to stop, they would ban the sale of fags, period!

    I hope people do give up in their 1000's and then see what they haveto do to increase their tax take.

  • Try this one.. its ok i suppose but it still doesn't quite do it. :)

  • Totally agree, although we all know as ex-smokers that the government want us to stay smoking, as we were an easy source of tax revenue.

    That's just so true! That's why I continued smoking for so long but that's also why I quit!:rolleyes:

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