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Fear Inducing The Smoker by HempHat Fear Inducing The Smoker by HempHat
With smoking in Australia, one of the methods of trying to get people to quit is to show what could happen if you smoke. Many smokers continue to consume their cigarettes regardless
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I really love the picture!!! Both of my parents smoke so this really hits home for me. I'm not sure about the red splotches in the back. Possibly blood but it definitely draws attention to the ground where so many cigarettes were left. I don't know much about photography but I think you really did capture this message of consequences of smokers. I've seen commercials against smoking and other adds this one just seems to add a nice realistic aspect to the propaganda. Overall I like this photograph I think you did a good job advertising your message and you will probably have more critiques from me on your other pieces.
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yami-joey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Smoking is a really bad thing, it's bad for the health, and the atmosphere of this photo has clearly shown that reality. I like how the red blotches can symbolize the effects of smoking to a person. I really think this is well done, though, there could still be a lot of improvements in this photo and would make a bigger impact if there was some lighting of some sort.. ^^;
LifeIsZealous Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My sister even went so far as to buy duty-free cigarettes at an airport in New Zealand. She complains about how "there's less in one pack, but at least those disgusting pictures aren't there!"
I don't think anything can stop them.
Good photograph, though.
HempHat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So she can't get over those images? I'd hate to see how she would react to something graphic happening in front of her. A person can avoid photos, but you cannot avoid seeing a violent act if you were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
LifeIsZealous Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, she saw her aunt with severe symptoms of smoking.
She has every right not to like the images and what they mean.
But that doesn't mean they'll work.
HempHat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No wonder. "Reality is harsh" as I have heard time and time again.
Although people do continue to smoke despite the images shown on the cartons, it does show persistence in continuing a habit many oppose.
Stilleschrei Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Overhere in the Netherlands scientist have proved that more people die of air polution then from smoking...
lovefistfury Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow really? I heard they wanted to do that here in the us but cigarette companies boycotted the idea and so they just put smoking can cause lung cancer in big bold letters all over cartons and on the top flap like that one on the packs
HempHat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I heard about that incident. Apparently putting big bold letters on cigarette cartons instead of some graphic image is a less effective method of getting people to quit smoking. A smart business decision if that is the case.
lovefistfury Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true I guess they were afraid that the images would hurt the sales of cigarettes and that many tobacco companies would go out of business
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January 6, 2013
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Jan 4, 2013, 11:28:44 AM
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