Yale Medical Library Exhibit Features Historical Tobacco Ads, Anti-Smoking Materials
The Ivy League university uploads a wealth of advertising both for and against tobacco products
The Public Service Announcement, better known as the PSA, is one of the most effective tools for raising awareness about public health problems like addiction or other harmful behaviors. Whether they were commercials on TV or ads put into magazines and public transportation, these images are usually graphic or upsetting enough to stick with the people who see them. After all, they have to combat years, if not decades, of advertising for the products in question which helped to get the people hooked in the first place.