For those looking to quit smoking and find some support and encouragement, the catchy phrases of anti-smoking slogans can help. These short and often witty sayings can give people the boost they need to realise the dangers of smoking and start on the path to giving up their addiction.
We’ll break down some of the most common or most popular phrases and slogans and look at how they can help people to quit smoking.
Be smart, don’t start- This is one of the most common slogans, and it is mostly aimed at kids and teenagers, those most likely to encounter peer pressure. The slogan plays on the notion that intelligent people wouldn’t get sucked into the smoking trap.
You’re a fool if you think smoking is cool- This slogan has a similar angle to the previous one. It also fights peer pressure and tries to stigmatise smoking, which was often depicted as something cool people did in movies from the past decades.
Tar the roads, not your lungs- This one alludes to the sticky toxin known as tar that coats the lungs as people smoke. Equating the substance to the tar used in roads can make some people think twice before sticking a cigarette in their mouth.
Too much smoke will leave you broke- This rhyming slogan goes for the wallet and accentuates how much it costs to smoke. Those who are conscious of how much they are spending may want to stop and think about the costs before they start picking up a cigarette.
You smoke, you die early, you save the government money- It may be on the lighter side initially, as it does offer an amusing notion of smoking. But the dark side is quickly obvious in this slogan. It wants you to laugh a little before you begin thinking about how smoking can kill.
Tobacco companies kill their best customers- This one is aimed at people who are loyal to a particular tobacco company.It’s basically saying that the tobacco companies don’t care about you. They will never know how loyal you are or how much you are buying; they simply want your patronage for as long as you are alive. And once you start smoking, that lifespan is definitely shortened.
Smoking is glamorous if you like deep wrinkles- In the 50s and 60s, smoking was seen as a glamorous pastime for women, but this image has faded away over the years. It has faded in much the same way as the beauty of those actresses has because of their indulgence in cigarettes. The slogan points out that the glamour of cigarettes is only fleeting, and the damage they do will last forever.
Cough twice for Philip Morris- This slogan plays off the slogan sometimes seen on bumper stickers that ask you to honk if you like the same things they do. But it brings up a powerful reminder that smoking causes emphysema.
These are just some of the slogans used to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking and to encourage people to quit.