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An Anti-Smoking Ad
An analysis of an anti-smoking advertisement.
# 127010 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Advertising (Tobacco)

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This paper is an analysis of an anti-smoking ad, examining the ad's visual impact and the larger meaning behind it.

From the Paper:

"In the anti-smoking ad, an old woman appearing to be in her eighties is lighting a cigarette from the flame on her birthday cake candles which say ... and the caption says "Smoking Causes Premature Ageing". These candles are burning down, hinting that the woman's years of life are ebbing away quickly. Although the cake has the words 'Happy Birthday' written on it, in icing these words are largely obscured by the prominent candles indicating that age is trumping the happy in 'Happy Birthday'."

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