Smokey the Yogi the PSA Bear?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

The American Cancer Association figured the best way to stop teenagers from smoking would be to create Public Service Announcements featuring lovable cartoon characters.

Yogi Bear Anti-Cigarette PSAWell, that was their logic in the 1960’s. And, the tie-in to Smokey Bear’s penchant for avoiding smoldering objects in the forest was a nice mash-up (in the days before mash-ups).

Statistically, young folks are still smoking. Yul Brenner created a somber PSA before he died. And now, we lost Leonard Nimoy to COPD, attributed to his former smoking habit.

Whether or not this cartoon has any affect on the rate of young smokers… it is still fun to watch. Especially, the guy who literally coughs his head off.





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