Powerful Anti-Smoking Ad From Thailand

Take a moment to watch this Thai anti-smoking advert. The ad apparently resulted in a 40% increase to Thailand’s quit smoking hotline.

The ad was created by Ogilvy Thailand. It consisted of young children (seen above,) approaching adults that were smoking and asking for a light. The adults, a bit dumbfounded, rebuked the kids at length and criticized smoking. The kids then asked, “if smoking is so bad for you, why are you doing it?” They handed a card to a smokers help line and walked away. 100% of the smokers threw out their cigarette and kept the card. Wow!

What do you think? Has this had an impact on you? Respond in the comments below. Or join us in the discussions at the Quit.ca forums!

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  1. Marc says:

    This is a new ad that has started to spread around online. Most people say it has a powerful message.

  2. Michael says:

    They wouldn’t dare try that here in the states.

  3. Basia says:

    I found an similar ad campaign in India. They replaced public cigarette lighters with so-called “chanting cigarette lighters”. As soon, as anyone wanted to use one of these lighters a chant sung by Indians for their dead would come on. The understanding on people’s faces makes me believe that this will have a significant impact on smokers in India. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqH_hqzdZqs

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