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Early Anti-Smoking Sign

By Paperstone on October 10, 2010 in Office Environment

anti-smoking sign 1915

Some people were on to cigarette-smoking’s antisocial qualities and adverse effects to health earlier than others. This sign is from 1915.

On the other hand, the sign is the work of a slightly nutty evangelist called Wilbur Glenn Voliva of the Christian Catholic Church of Zion, Illinois (outside of which city this sign was placed). Voliva also thought the Earth was flat and predicted Armageddon for 1923, 1927, 1930, and 1935. So you can’t be right about everything.

Picture source: Boing Boing

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Provide your smokers with an outdoor ashtray. It keeps them in one place and spares the proliferation of ugly fag ends.


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