...is primarily philatelic. It's about anti-(tobacco)-smoking postage stamps, rather than anti-smoking. For the most part, anti-smoking stamps are like posters - they are trying to convince us... that smoking is unhealthy, that we shouldn't smoke. The images tend to be striking and graphic.
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|In most cases, a stamp is clearly an anti-smoking stamp, like any of the almost two dozen issues of 1980, most issued for the World Health Day Anti-Smoking campaign.|
|But sometimes smoking is only one of the "antis", as in this semi-postal Red Cross issue of 1979, aginst the abuse of drugs, alcohol, and smoking.|
|A similar case is this 1991 issue, where the printed theme is "War Against Drugs" (Lutte contre la drogue), but the image includes a lit cigarette.|
|Part of a Millenium sheet commemorating events of the '60s... in this case, the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on the health dangers of smoking.|