It doesn't pay to smoke…why risk your health for cigarettes

Made:
1965 in Eastleigh
publisher:
Central Office of Information

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Poster carrying the message, 'It doesn't pay to smoke…why risk your health for cigarettes', illustrated with an image of a burning £1 note, produced for the Ministry of Health by the Central Office of Information, London, England, c.1965.

The Ministry of Health hoped to discourage smoking by highlighting the financial cost of the habit. This 1965 poster was issued the same year it became illegal to advertise cigarettes on television. The poster carried the message: 'It doesn't pay to smoke…why risk your health for cigarettes', illustrated with a burning £1 note. Today, the National Health Service calculates a 10% increase in the price of cigarettes saves around 3000 deaths per year from smoking related diseases.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1999-241/47
type:
poster
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Donated by the Health Education Authority