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Poster relating to smoking, London, England, 1966

A young woman is surrounded by 60s-style consumer goods on a poster emphasising the cost of smoking. The Ministry of Health hoped to discourage young people from smoking. Advertising tobacco products on television had become illegal in 1965. There was growing public awareness of the health dangers smoking posed.

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1999-241/52

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Glossary: poster

Notice, usually printed on paper, intended to be posted to advertise, promote, or publicise an activity, cause, product, or service; also, decorative, mass-produced prints intended for hanging.

Glossary: public health advertising

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Glossary: anti-smoking

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