Vintage Frazetta anti-smoking ad

Many thanks to copyranter for reminding me about the world's greatest anti-smoking ad, illustrated by Frank Frazetta.


  1. I think that it was very progressive for the non-smoking surfer to be so comfortable having two gay friends.

  2. love it. Smokes were thirty-five cents a pack then, I think they’re gone up a bit! Ya’ winded hodad!

  3. see, that’s really the wrong message to be sending.

    the guy quit smoking and used the money he saved to buy a surf board. what he should have done is work harder and make more money so that he could afford both. in any case, once you have the surf board, you can go back to smoking right away – it’s not as if you have to keep rebuying the surf board every day. And you’ll save some money anyways, since it’s really hard to smoke while surfing. Also, the chick – obviously she doesn’t smoke. And we all know the old adage, ‘if she smokes, she pokes’. That guy is running off with a total tease, guaranteed. Which is just as well, since he doesn’t have anything to puff on afterward anyways.

    1. Yeah, but what self-respecting heterosexual boarding fanatic would refuse to spend time with a beautiful woman who loves boarding? I have never been able to buy into the idea that spending time with an attractive, friendly member of the opposite sex (or one’s preferred sex) who — as an added bonus — is interested in the same thing as you, is a problem.

  4. I’d do well to stop staring longingly at her impossible waist to hip rati–NOT NOW DAD! DON’T YOU EVER KNOCK?!

  5. That girl has clearly been ‘shopped. Was Ralph Lauren involved in any of this? Dude, her pelvis is waaay bigger than her head!

  6. Frazetta’s women are always bootilicious (he is to booty, what Russ Meyer is to busty). That may not be everyone’s taste, but I wouldn’t kick them out of bed!

  7. I love how you can tell which character he spent the most time working on. I bet he spent half of his drawing time on that second frame.

  8. Everyone here already knows that Frazetta cut his teeth working on Al Capp’s “Lil’ Abner” strip. Another reliable source of unrealistic women.

  9. Hey, the nonsmoking surfer is pretty godsdamned lickable, too. Those pecs are TDF, though he doesn’t appear to have any nipples. Frazetta clearly knew how to draw juicy boys, too.

    1. I wonder if we could get justin beiber to be the exsmoker in a live action psa version.
      Btw xopher I think i know you fromn wheaton’s soapbox.

  10. There’s a Frazetta documentary, a few years old, where (and I’m surely paraphrasing) in response to a question, Mr. Frazetta seemingly obliviously asks, “All my women don’t have big butts. . .do they?”

  11. Can’t believe anybody is going nuts over Frazetta’s women. None of them would ‘make it’ as a ‘model’ because they are too “Fat”. Real life “Models” make me think the stories that all male fashion designers are gay (even if married and have kids) and they make women thin as 14 year old runaway boys just off the bus.

    I like this ad for this reason:

    Fraz is “Old School” in a way I relate to, and don’t hate or consider it “FlahgandBibble Beaten” fake “Old School”

    He showed, without being preachy, it’s a “Trade-off” in life. What you want, what you work for, what you need, what you enjoy. He made the simplest argument to stop smoking; “Besides the possible health dangers, it is deceptively VERY expensive and wouldn’t you rather have money versus wasting it on an addiction?” And to others talking about this, well if they worked ‘harder’ for more money, that means they’d work LONGER and have little or no time for surfing during the day.

    1. Real life “Models” make me think the stories that all male fashion designers are gay (even if married and have kids) and they make women thin as 14 year old runaway boys just off the bus.

      While I agree with much of the rest of your comment, the implication of this part (that gay men are all predatory ephebophiles) is reprehensible, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

  12. Now, smoking 20 cigarettes a day will cost you $2,098.75. And that’s just an average Camel Light price. Nat Shermans will cost you $2,901.75

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