Please do not spit

1969-1987 in London
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Health Education Authority|Enquiries to Science Museum, London
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poster (colour) , 'Please do not spit', Anti-spitting, one of 800 health education posters produced for the Central Council for Health Education (1927-69), Health Education Council (1969-87) and Health Education Authority (1987-2000).

Spitting can spread disease where bacteria is present in spittle and phlegm. Tuberculosis is a particularly feared example of such infections. This poster has the message “Do Not Spit” printed in different languages, including English, Russian, Arabic, French, German, and Spanish. However, it does not give any reasons why people should not spit. The poster would probably have been displayed in public places.


Public Health & Hygiene
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  • visual and verbal communication
Donated by the Health Education Authority

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