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

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






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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.
23rd Jun '16 5:18:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* A ''BeanyAndCecil'' cartoon had Cecil and his antagonist stopping for an impromptu commercial for "Herrings...the only smokes gefiltered to my distaste!"

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* A ''BeanyAndCecil'' ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' cartoon had Cecil and his antagonist stopping for an impromptu commercial for "Herrings...the only smokes gefiltered to my distaste!"
18th Jun '16 1:26:57 PM y2k890
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** A recent Truth campaign has been running based off of a dating site which functions around swiping past unattractive people, with it being shown that smokers are considered unattractive enough to automatically pass up, despite all other qualities presented. The text is "you'll lose matches on dating sites if you smoke." The subtext says "Are you actually ''that'' vapid that you care what people like that think? You're better than them, smoke instead!"

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** A recent One Truth campaign has been running is based off of a dating site which functions around swiping past unattractive people, with it being shown that smokers are considered unattractive enough to automatically pass up, despite all other qualities presented. The text is "you'll lose matches on dating sites if you smoke." The subtext says "Are you actually ''that'' vapid that you care what people like that think? You're better than them, smoke instead!"
15th Jun '16 11:12:50 AM faunas
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[[quoteright:350:[[SmokingIsCool http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/smokingisnotcool2_5619.jpg]]]]
[[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]]]]
26th Apr '16 9:50:09 AM Scorpion451
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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.
12th Apr '16 7:14:33 PM BURGINABC
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* Polish TV saw several suspicious ads: an advertisement of "Bols boat" (the Polish for boat differs in but one letter from "vodka", and Bols is a brand of vodka), "Recreational Equestrian Tourism Soplica" (Polish acronym for that sounds very much like "vodka", and "Soplica" is a brand of vodka), the ad with huge Martini logo and a very small text explaining that Martini is sponsoring some nobody's-heard-of film fest...
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