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19th Jul '17 10:33:20 AM CorahsUncle
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Since the early 1970s, the law has prohibited tobacco products from being advertised on television in the United States. The tobacco companies didn't fight this, since they knew if they went to Congress, there was a good chance they'd lose their [[http://www.badvertising.org/ print ads]] as well.

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Since the early 1970s, the law has prohibited tobacco products from being advertised on television in the United States. The tobacco companies didn't fight this, since they knew if they went to Congress, there was a good chance they'd lose their [[http://www.badvertising.org/ [[http://members.tripod.com/medicolegal/cigadsillegal.htm print ads]] as well.
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It also makes an excellent example of {{Unishment}}: prior to being ordered to make anti-smoking commercials, they were prevented from advising on TV entirely.

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It also makes an excellent example of {{Unishment}}: prior to Before being ordered to make anti-smoking commercials, they were prevented from advising advertising on TV entirely.






* There's one in the Netherlands, Canada and the United Kingdom which shows an attractive woman smoking, and then says "Lose The Smoke Keep The Fire". The problem is she still looks sexy smoking, and kind of dorky afterwards. This is a rather indirect version, however, since it's coming from Nicotinell Gum, which doesn't make any money if smokers keep on smoking, but does make money from maintaining a steady consumer base of smokers in need of its product to help them quit. [[http://www.nicotinell.nl/index.jsp Here it is]].

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* There's one in the Netherlands, Canada and the United Kingdom which shows an attractive woman smoking, and then says "Lose The Smoke the Smoke, Keep The the Fire". The problem is she still looks sexy smoking, and kind of dorky afterwards. This is a rather indirect version, however, since it's coming from Nicotinell Gum, which doesn't make any money if smokers keep on smoking, but does make money from maintaining a steady consumer base of smokers in need of its product to help them quit. [[http://www.nicotinell.nl/index.jsp Here it is]].



* The Truth started airing ads for "Shards of Glass Freeze Pops" and "Shards of Glass Mini-Chewables". Presumably, the implication is that cigarettes are as dangerous as these imaginary products, which would never be let on to the market, but the ads are just way too confusing to get the point across.

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* The Truth started airing ads for "Shards of Glass Freeze Pops" and "Shards of Glass Mini-Chewables". Presumably, the implication is that cigarettes are as dangerous as these imaginary products, which would never be let on to onto the market, but the ads are just way too confusing to get the point across.



* During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, several Eastern European [[LaResistance resistance groups]] had a workaround during the 60's to avoid government censorship. Instead of releasing the propaganda directly, they distributed newspapers with detailed articles about all the treasonous publications [[DirtyCommunists their fine leaders]] had recently put down, refuted, or nipped in the bud. Of course, ''everything'' in those sordid imperialist publications had to be "examined" in ''excruciatingly'' lurid detail while they were decrying them.
* Prohibition. During the 1920's, when alcohol was outlawed in the US, some wineries would sell grape juice in wine bottles, and if you peeled off the label it had instructions on the back that basically said [[CouldSayItBut "don't follow these instructions or this grape juice will turn into wine"]].

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* During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, several Eastern European [[LaResistance resistance groups]] had a workaround during the 60's 1960s to avoid government censorship. Instead of releasing the propaganda directly, they distributed newspapers with detailed articles about all the treasonous publications [[DirtyCommunists their fine leaders]] had recently put down, refuted, or nipped in the bud. Of course, ''everything'' in those sordid imperialist publications had to be "examined" in ''excruciatingly'' lurid detail while they were decrying them.
* Prohibition. During the 1920's, when alcohol was outlawed in the US, United States, some wineries would sell grape juice in wine bottles, and if you peeled off the label it had instructions on the back that basically said [[CouldSayItBut "don't follow these instructions or this grape juice will turn into wine"]].



* CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue. Just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzKx92QD8Hk watch it]] and you'll see. That is, if you can make any sense out of it.
* During the 1980's, "Seventeen" magazine had a full page ad sponsored by a tobacco company explaining that smoking was a grown-up decision, and not one to be made until you were old enough and mature enough to understand what you were doing. In the meantime, enjoy just being a kid!

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* CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue.''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue''. Just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzKx92QD8Hk watch it]] and you'll see. That is, if you can make any sense out of it.
* During the 1980's, "Seventeen" 1980s, ''Seventeen'' magazine had a full page full-page ad sponsored by a tobacco company explaining that smoking was a grown-up decision, and not one to be made until you were old enough and mature enough to understand what you were doing. In the meantime, enjoy just being a kid!



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnqZoKZuHCg This]] commercial. Scene: an attractive young blonde woman is shown going about her daily activities, including hanging out with friends and driving a cool Jeep. Her voiceover: "I, Amanda Green, at the point in my life when I'm not a kid anymore. Now that I finally have freedom to define who I am. I hereby agree to be bound to you. To let you decide how I spend my money. To let you set my boundaries. And to come running the instant you snap your fingers. With this contract, I relinquish part of my freedom to you." Then the contract rolls up and forms a cigarette. Is this an anti-smoking PSA or Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey?
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G1Ma02K6Ys Cigarettes Are Bullies]] is a commercial that shows a little man representing a cigarette calling all the shots. The little guy is depicted as a PintsizedPowerhouse DrillSergeantNasty. The subliminal message is "cigarettes are badass", which is what the intended message has been since at least the 1920's.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnqZoKZuHCg This]] commercial. Scene: an attractive young blonde woman is shown going about her daily activities, including hanging out with friends and driving a cool Jeep. Her voiceover: "I, Amanda Green, at the point in my life when I'm not a kid anymore. Now that I finally have freedom to define who I am. I hereby agree to be bound to you. To let you decide how I spend my money. To let you set my boundaries. And to come running the instant you snap your fingers. With this contract, I relinquish part of my freedom to you." Then the contract rolls up and forms a cigarette. Is this an anti-smoking PSA or Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey?
''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''?
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G1Ma02K6Ys Cigarettes Are Bullies]] is a commercial that shows a little man representing a cigarette calling all the shots. The little guy is depicted as a PintsizedPowerhouse DrillSergeantNasty. The subliminal message is "cigarettes are badass", which is what the intended message has been since at least since the 1920's.1920s.



** Also in the movie were print ads that said "Everything your parents told you about smoking is right." The ad's maker pointed out that, in addition to being extremely softball, the last words of the ad are "smoking is right."
*** Moreover, as surely must have occurred to the advertisers, who knows what the parents may have told their kids? Sure, it might have been "These things are killing me, kid. Don't make the same mistakes I did," but on the other hand it may have been "Why should I give up smoking? Your great-grandfather smoked three packs of unfiltered Lucky Strikes a day all his life and he lived to be 98 years old."

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** Also in the movie were print ads that said said, "Everything your parents told you about smoking is right." The ad's maker pointed out that, in addition to being extremely softball, the last words of the ad are "smoking is right."
*** Moreover, as surely must have occurred to the advertisers, who knows what the parents may have told their kids? Sure, it might have been been, "These things are killing me, kid. Don't make the same mistakes I did," but on the other hand it may have been been, "Why should I give up smoking? Your great-grandfather smoked three packs of unfiltered Lucky Strikes a day all his life and he lived to be 98 years old."



** In a meta-example, the movie never actually shows anyone smoking. In a deleted scene, [[spoiler: Nick Nailer asks for a smoke after he's kidnapped by the anti-smoking radicals, and immediately blacks out from the nicotine.]] Another deleted scene [[spoiler: shows Nick's son reaching for a cigarette during a press conference - and the photographers get some great shots of Nick slapping it out of his hand.]]

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** In a meta-example, the movie never actually shows anyone smoking. In a deleted scene, [[spoiler: Nick [[spoiler:Nick Nailer asks for a smoke after he's kidnapped by the anti-smoking radicals, and immediately blacks out from the nicotine.]] nicotine]]. Another deleted scene [[spoiler: shows [[spoiler:shows Nick's son reaching for a cigarette during a press conference - and the photographers get some great shots of Nick slapping it out of his hand.]]
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19th Jul '17 10:18:59 AM rdococ
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A ''deliberate'' BrokenAesop that may play on OurProductSucks and is probably one of the most extreme versions of TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. (He's been ''ordered by the court'' to stick it to himself.)

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A ''deliberate'' BrokenAesop that may play on OurProductSucks and is probably one of the most extreme versions of TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. (He's been ''ordered by the court'' to stick it to himself.)
) Could also be considered a case of LoopholeAbuse.
6th Feb '17 1:33:03 AM DeepRed
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* Parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gfwAgd25v4&ab_channel=ckamarkothokeen Billy T. James skit from the 1980s]], when Billy and his colleague, in the style of a PlaySchool arts-and-crafts segment, go through the steps in making a roll-your-own cigarette... only for Billy to put the finished product on top of his head and call it a hat.

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* Parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gfwAgd25v4&ab_channel=ckamarkothokeen Billy T. James skit from the 1980s]], when Billy and his colleague, in the style of a PlaySchool Series/PlaySchool arts-and-crafts segment, go through the steps in making a roll-your-own cigarette... only for Billy to put the finished product on top of his head and call it a hat.
6th Feb '17 1:32:27 AM DeepRed
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* Parodied in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gfwAgd25v4&ab_channel=ckamarkothokeen Billy T. James skit from the 1980s]], when Billy and his colleague, in the style of a PlaySchool arts-and-crafts segment, go through the steps in making a roll-your-own cigarette... only for Billy to put the finished product on top of his head and call it a hat.
15th Jan '17 2:37:41 PM DustSnitch
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G1Ma02K6Ys Cigarettes Are Bullies]] is a commercial that shows a little man representing a cigarette calling all the shots. The little guy is depicted as a PintsizedPowerhouse DrillSergeantNasty. The subliminal message is "cigarettes are BadAss", which is what the intended message has been since at least the 1920's.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G1Ma02K6Ys Cigarettes Are Bullies]] is a commercial that shows a little man representing a cigarette calling all the shots. The little guy is depicted as a PintsizedPowerhouse DrillSergeantNasty. The subliminal message is "cigarettes are BadAss", badass", which is what the intended message has been since at least the 1920's.
25th Nov '16 6:07:04 AM KayEss
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** In Germany, the motto was "Cool kids can wait". In English language, not in German, because English is cooler. Same subtext as above, plus "you'll start smoking anyway when you're grown up".


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** Of course, when you call, you confirm that you are a gambling addict. On the other hand, not calling and continuing gambling means that you still haven't lost your sanity and are still in control. Just as you want to perceive yourself..
31st Oct '16 9:32:08 AM Duncanthrax
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnqZoKZuHCg This]] commercial. Scene: an attractive young blonde woman is shown going about her daily activities, including hanging out with friends and driving a cool Jeep. Her voiceover: "I, Amanda Green, at the point in my life when I'm not a kid anymore. Now that I finally have freedom to define who I am. I hereby agree to be bound by you. To let you decide how I spend my money. To let you set my boundaries. And to come running the instant you snap your fingers. With this contract, I relinquish part of my freedom to you." Then the contract rolls up and forms a cigarette. Is this an anti-smoking PSA or Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey?

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnqZoKZuHCg This]] commercial. Scene: an attractive young blonde woman is shown going about her daily activities, including hanging out with friends and driving a cool Jeep. Her voiceover: "I, Amanda Green, at the point in my life when I'm not a kid anymore. Now that I finally have freedom to define who I am. I hereby agree to be bound by to you. To let you decide how I spend my money. To let you set my boundaries. And to come running the instant you snap your fingers. With this contract, I relinquish part of my freedom to you." Then the contract rolls up and forms a cigarette. Is this an anti-smoking PSA or Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey?
11th Jul '16 11:43:40 AM Willbyr
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* ''Website/TheOnion'' parodied this trope with [[http://www.theonion.com/content/video/new_anti_smoking_ads_warn_teens this.]]



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* ''Creator/TheOnion'' parodied this trope with [[http://www.theonion.com/content/video/new_anti_smoking_ads_warn_teens this.]]
11th Jul '16 11:43:09 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Just look at these ''losers''. [[note]]Top row, left to right: Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/LaurenBacall, Creator/AudreyHepburn, Music/PaulMcCartney. Second row: Music/BobDylan, Creator/AlbertCamus, Music/JimiHendrix, Creator/JamesDean. Third row: Creator/MarilynMonroe, UsefulNotes/CheGuevara, Creator/JohnWayne, Edie Sedgwick. Fourth row: Music/KurtCobain, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ClintEastwood, Music/JohnnyCash. Fifth row: [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]], Ann Dvorak, Creator/SophiaLoren, Music/DavidBowie[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Just look at these ''losers''. [[note]]Top row, left
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-->-- '''[[DaveBarry Dave Barry]]''', Dave Barry's Bad Habits

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-->-- '''[[DaveBarry Dave Barry]]''', '''Creator/DaveBarry''', Dave Barry's Bad Habits






!!Real Examples:

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!!Fictional Examples:
* In {{The Simpsons}} episode "Lisa the Beauty Queen", Laramie Cigarettes sponsor the Little Miss Springfield Pageant.
-->'''Father''': Wow, president of Laramie Cigarettes, Jack Larson!
-->'''Larson''': This year, Laramie is sponsoring the Little Miss Springfield Pageant. You see, government regulations prohibit us from advertising on TV. [takes a puff on a cigarette and holds up the box] Ah, that sweet Carolina smoke! But, they can't prohibit us from holding a beauty pageant for little girls aged 7 to 9.
-->'''Girl''': [as pageant winner] What a feeling! I'm as happy as a smoker taking that first puff in the morning!
* The "Butt Out" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' starts with the boys watching a stage improv group at their school who are trying to deliver an anti-smoking message. Their performance is so annoying that when they announce "But if you ''don't'' smoke, you could be ''just like us!''" the kids run out behind the school immediately afterward and start chain-smoking cigarettes as if their lives depend on it.
** A more direct example, except with alcohol, can be found [[http://www.hertje.com/post/101934795943/please-drink-responsibly-tv-commercialfrom-south here]]. (NSFW language.)
* [[TheOnion The Onion]] parodied this trope with [[http://www.theonion.com/content/video/new_anti_smoking_ads_warn_teens this.]]
* A Capitol Steps sketch has a "smokesman" from Philip Morris report that his company, in the wake of the tobacco settlement, has decided to lead the effort to teach kids about the hazards of smoking by way of a fun new collectible card game called "[[{{Pokemon}} Smokemon]]," in which a "three-pack-a-day hardcore nicotine freak such as Smoke-at-you" can be evolved from a mere casual smoker. He then adds, "I'll tell you, kids: don't smoke cigarettes, okay - [[SmokingIsCool unless you want to look really, really cool!]]"
* Viva Variety Cigarettes! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSzCyZhFPqo "Smoking's bad. We're bad."]]
* Parodied on the install screen of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. We see a video of Snake gruffly chaining cigarette after cigarette, occasionally playing with the smoke a little, while text comes up on screen talking about how cigarettes damage your health and the health of others around you, and how you should ''never'' start.
** Whenever you contact the CODEC support in earlier games while smoking, they'll give you a list of reasons why he should quit (Naomi's lung cancer speech from the first one comes to mind), and Snake retorts along the lines of "yeah, but smoking feels nice". In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', Snake's reason for not quitting smoking is the far less appealing "I'm going to die young anyway, so why bother?", but Raiden is apparently an ex-smoker, and when his girlfriend begs him not to take up smoking again because of how hard it was to quit, he says the best way of avoiding that is to carry on smoking. Even in gameplay terms, the cigarettes sap your health and the item menu is plastered with health warnings, but help you get through lasers, restore psyche, let you see in the dark, and make Snake look ''really'' cool.
* Remember a radio PSA in the early 2000s that mocked this, by having a tobacco spokesperson talking about their future anti-teen-smoking efforts. He talks about their new anti-smoking mascot Avery the Anti-Smoking Aardvark, who wears a Hawaiian shirt with sunglasses, and spouts the catchphrase "Smoking is Totally Un-Tubular, Dude!". The tobacco spokesperson goes on to say that they've had this catchphrase emblazoned on a million rainbow-striped lucky rabbits feet, which they plan to distribute to junior high students at their Totally Tubular Teen Talk motivational seminars, where Artie will "rap" with the kids about how "Smoking makes you a silly stupid smelly-head!"
* On ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', the Raisin Council invokes this trope by having Johnny Hardcore (Jack Black as an InkSuitActor) tell kids NOT to smoke raisins, or else they will become raisin-addicted cool rock stars like himself. Then they provide The Pusher to sell them raisins. The logical conclusion, of course, is a WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs anvilicious parody of DrugsAreBad episodes.
* Invoked in ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' with this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=191 superhero]] telling kids smoking is bad -while looking 'awesome' smoking.

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\n!!Fictional Examples:\n* In {{The Simpsons}} episode "Lisa the Beauty Queen", Laramie Cigarettes sponsor the Little Miss Springfield Pageant.\n-->'''Father''': Wow, president of Laramie Cigarettes, Jack Larson!\n-->'''Larson''': This year, Laramie is sponsoring the Little Miss Springfield Pageant. You see, government regulations prohibit us from advertising on TV. [takes a puff on a cigarette and holds up the box] Ah, that sweet Carolina smoke! But, they can't prohibit us from holding a beauty pageant for little girls aged 7 to 9. \n-->'''Girl''': [as pageant winner] What a feeling! I'm as happy as a smoker taking that first puff in the morning!\n* The "Butt Out" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' starts with the boys watching a stage improv group at their school who are trying to deliver an anti-smoking message. Their performance is so annoying that when they announce "But if you ''don't'' smoke, you could be ''just like us!''" the kids run out behind the school immediately afterward and start chain-smoking cigarettes as if their lives depend on it.\n** A more direct example, except with alcohol, can be found [[http://www.hertje.com/post/101934795943/please-drink-responsibly-tv-commercialfrom-south here]]. (NSFW language.)\n* [[TheOnion The Onion]] parodied this trope with [[http://www.theonion.com/content/video/new_anti_smoking_ads_warn_teens this.]]\n* A Capitol Steps sketch has a "smokesman" from Philip Morris report that his company, in the wake of the tobacco settlement, has decided to lead the effort to teach kids about the hazards of smoking by way of a fun new collectible card game called "[[{{Pokemon}} Smokemon]]," in which a "three-pack-a-day hardcore nicotine freak such as Smoke-at-you" can be evolved from a mere casual smoker. He then adds, "I'll tell you, kids: don't smoke cigarettes, okay - [[SmokingIsCool unless you want to look really, really cool!]]"\n* Viva Variety Cigarettes! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSzCyZhFPqo "Smoking's bad. We're bad."]]\n* Parodied on the install screen of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. We see a video of Snake gruffly chaining cigarette after cigarette, occasionally playing with the smoke a little, while text comes up on screen talking about how cigarettes damage your health and the health of others around you, and how you should ''never'' start.\n** Whenever you contact the CODEC support in earlier games while smoking, they'll give you a list of reasons why he should quit (Naomi's lung cancer speech from the first one comes to mind), and Snake retorts along the lines of "yeah, but smoking feels nice". In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', Snake's reason for not quitting smoking is the far less appealing "I'm going to die young anyway, so why bother?", but Raiden is apparently an ex-smoker, and when his girlfriend begs him not to take up smoking again because of how hard it was to quit, he says the best way of avoiding that is to carry on smoking. Even in gameplay terms, the cigarettes sap your health and the item menu is plastered with health warnings, but help you get through lasers, restore psyche, let you see in the dark, and make Snake look ''really'' cool.\n* Remember a radio PSA in the early 2000s that mocked this, by having a tobacco spokesperson talking about their future anti-teen-smoking efforts. He talks about their new anti-smoking mascot Avery the Anti-Smoking Aardvark, who wears a Hawaiian shirt with sunglasses, and spouts the catchphrase "Smoking is Totally Un-Tubular, Dude!". The tobacco spokesperson goes on to say that they've had this catchphrase emblazoned on a million rainbow-striped lucky rabbits feet, which they plan to distribute to junior high students at their Totally Tubular Teen Talk motivational seminars, where Artie will "rap" with the kids about how "Smoking makes you a silly stupid smelly-head!"\n* On ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', the Raisin Council invokes this trope by having Johnny Hardcore (Jack Black as an InkSuitActor) tell kids NOT to smoke raisins, or else they will become raisin-addicted cool rock stars like himself. Then they provide The Pusher to sell them raisins. The logical conclusion, of course, is a WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs anvilicious parody of DrugsAreBad episodes.\n* Invoked in ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' with this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=191 superhero]] telling kids smoking is bad -while looking 'awesome' smoking.[[/folder]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': "Are you smoking yet?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': "Are Parodied on the install screen of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. We see a video of Snake gruffly chaining cigarette after cigarette, occasionally playing with the smoke a little, while text comes up on screen talking about how cigarettes damage your health and the health of others around you, and how you should ''never'' start.
** Whenever you contact the CODEC support in earlier games while smoking, they'll give you a list of reasons why he should quit (Naomi's lung cancer speech from the first one comes to mind), and Snake retorts along the lines of "yeah, but
smoking yet?"feels nice". In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', Snake's reason for not quitting smoking is the far less appealing "I'm going to die young anyway, so why bother?", but Raiden is apparently an ex-smoker, and when his girlfriend begs him not to take up smoking again because of how hard it was to quit, he says the best way of avoiding that is to carry on smoking. Even in gameplay terms, the cigarettes sap your health and the item menu is plastered with health warnings, but help you get through lasers, restore psyche, let you see in the dark, and make Snake look ''really'' cool.


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* Invoked in ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' with this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=191 superhero]] telling kids smoking is bad -while looking 'awesome' smoking.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa the Beauty Queen", Laramie Cigarettes sponsor the Little Miss Springfield Pageant.
-->'''Father''': Wow, president of Laramie Cigarettes, Jack Larson!\\
'''Larson''': This year, Laramie is sponsoring the Little Miss Springfield Pageant. You see, government regulations prohibit us from advertising on TV. [takes a puff on a cigarette and holds up the box] Ah, that sweet Carolina smoke! But, they can't prohibit us from holding a beauty pageant for little girls aged 7 to 9.
-->'''Girl''': [as pageant winner] What a feeling! I'm as happy as a smoker taking that first puff in the morning!
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The "Butt Out" episode starts with the boys watching a stage improv group at their school who are trying to deliver an anti-smoking message. Their performance is so annoying that when they announce "But if you ''don't'' smoke, you could be ''just like us!''" the kids run out behind the school immediately afterward and start chain-smoking cigarettes as if their lives depend on it.
** A more direct example, except with alcohol, can be found [[http://www.hertje.com/post/101934795943/please-drink-responsibly-tv-commercialfrom-south here]]. (NSFW language.)
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': "Are you smoking yet?"


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* On ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', the Raisin Council invokes this trope by having Johnny Hardcore (Jack Black as an InkSuitActor) tell kids NOT to smoke raisins, or else they will become raisin-addicted cool rock stars like himself. Then they provide The Pusher to sell them raisins. The logical conclusion, of course, is a WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs anvilicious parody of DrugsAreBad episodes.

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* ''Creator/TheOnion'' parodied this trope with [[http://www.theonion.com/content/video/new_anti_smoking_ads_warn_teens this.]]

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* A Capitol Steps sketch has a "smokesman" from Philip Morris report that his company, in the wake of the tobacco settlement, has decided to lead the effort to teach kids about the hazards of smoking by way of a fun new collectible card game called "[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Smokemon]]," in which a "three-pack-a-day hardcore nicotine freak such as Smoke-at-you" can be evolved from a mere casual smoker. He then adds, "I'll tell you, kids: don't smoke cigarettes, okay - [[SmokingIsCool unless you want to look really, really cool!]]"
* Viva Variety Cigarettes! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSzCyZhFPqo "Smoking's bad. We're bad."]]

%%* Remember a radio PSA in the early 2000s that mocked this, by having a tobacco spokesperson talking about their future anti-teen-smoking efforts. He talks about their new anti-smoking mascot Avery the Anti-Smoking Aardvark, who wears a Hawaiian shirt with sunglasses, and spouts the catchphrase "Smoking is Totally Un-Tubular, Dude!". The tobacco spokesperson goes on to say that they've had this catchphrase emblazoned on a million rainbow-striped lucky rabbits feet, which they plan to distribute to junior high students at their Totally Tubular Teen Talk motivational seminars, where Artie will "rap" with the kids about how "Smoking makes you a silly stupid smelly-head!"
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26th Jun '16 5:45:01 AM ValarHodoris
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* Betting shops in Britain's high streets display posters in their windows that promote responsible gambling with the slogan "When the fun stops, stop". The word "fun" is heavily emphasised.
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