Russian Anti-Secondhand Smoke Ad Features Baby Torture.
(click ad) Translation: "Smoking in child’s presence is a much bigger torture for him. You don't care?" The billboard was up earlier this month in a few locations around Moscow, according to Pravda. The city's committee for advertising harshly condemned it. A spokesperson from the ad agency said: "Any normal person will be disgusted with what the picture shows. But if thousands of children have a chance to stop inhaling tobacco smoke every day, we believe we could sacrifice our visual comfort for that." Burn baby burn.
Previous provocative anti-smoking ads:
• Smoking=9/11, Redux.
• Australian TV spot truly terrifying.
• Billboard made from 15,000 butts.
• The violent-est anti-smoking spots ever.