Tuesday, 31 May 2011

World Tobacco Control Circle Jerk Day 2011

In honour of World No Tobacco Day 2011 - which just happens to be today - here are some classic ads to help you smile whilst miserable arseholes crawl out of the woodwork and drone. On, and on, and on ...


Well worth a watch before some professionally joyless banshee petitions YouTube to have them banned, I thought.


10 comments:

Henry Crun said...

Not a regular smoker myself (a ciger every now and then when the fancy takes me) but I will be joining the smokers outside and partaking in a couple of delightful vanilla cigarellos I purchased on a recent continental trip.

Single Acts of Tyranny said...

I can just about remember some of these, along with the John Player League in Cricket and the John Player sponsored Lotus in Formula One. Oddly enough I did not feel the need to rush out and start smoking Players!

Nah that can't be right, it would mean we had minds of our own.

Anonymous said...

Stopped smoking 12 years ago, but used to smoke Hamlet and remember all these Ads. Where did you find them?

Dick Puddlecote said...

YouTube have them dotted all over, Anon. If you watch enough of them, you may spot Ronnie Corbett, Arthur Mullard, Russ Abbott, Ian Botham and a few other quite obviously evil bastard celebs promoting disease and the killing of babies. Otherwise known as 'cigars'.

Anonymous said...

But back to prisons, Moscow, & World "No Tobacco" Day...

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/carrot-sticks-prisoners-ahead-tobacco-ban-4199783

Unbelievable idiocy swallowed whole...

Paul said...

I hope you're all celebrating World No Tobacco Day in the style to which you've become accustomed by having a celebratory cigarette and a drink. ;)

Leg-iron said...

World No Tobacco Day?

Looks like I accidentally picked the best possible day to pot-on those seedlings.

They're getting bigger!

tux1952 said...

Great stuff!! I used to work on the account with CDP (not the tv unfortunately), but had great fun.
Interesting to see nobody bothered with the bolux in the hangman clip!!
Happy days!!

SadButMadLad said...

Was there any smoking advert in that clip? All I saw was some half naked lady.

Pat Nurse MA said...

Ahh - I remember them all from when life was normal and civilised. I see the creepy smokerphobic health warnings crept in the later ones.

THanks for that DP. Funny how advertising is supposed to be so powerful that the very sight of a Hamlet can turn us into pathetic addicts but for every one I watched and enjoyed over the years, I can honestly say I've never smoked a cigar in my life and don't recall any for the tobacco brands I smoked ever being advertised on TV.

The one in the restuarant made me think of Prague :)