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What is the most memorable and seemingly effective anti-drug commercial/ad you've seen?

This includes smoking, drinking or any other addictive drug. If you've never seen an 'effective' anti-drug commercial, explain why.

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I've seen memorable ones but have never seen an effective one...the egg one (this is your brain, this is you brain on drugs) really stands out - however I do not consider it effective...

    the problem with drug ads is they are clearly propaganda and not honest and factual so kids see right through them or are brainwashed by thema nd have a rude awakening in high school/ college when they realize they have been lied to all these years...I think kids respond better to honesty and a realistic portrayal of use and abuse - not the silly dramatics...

  • 1 decade ago

    I think the best anti-drug commercial I have ever seen was the one where this guy says that he smoked pot the other day, and he didn't run over a kid or shoot heroin. He just "sat on Pete's couch for seven hours". And then he decides to go out in the real world and leave all of his stoner friend there on the couch.

    That is some effective advertising, based in truth. People don't smoke pot once and then start doing speedballs (heroin and coke together), but you can just spend your whole life screwing around.

    That was the only anti-drug commercial that I didn't just snicker at, and coming from a 20 year old college student that's something.

  • 1 decade ago

    I haven't seen one yet.

    I think the problem is that we have to admit a couple of things to people who use drugs: yes you are dealing with a lot of "stuff" in your life, yes drugs DO give you an escape (for a while), and yes we do drink, smoke, and then expect you to do as we say not as we do.

    Only by being honest will people (especially children) then listen to us about the terrible damage drugs do to society and themselves.

    It's a little deeper than a commercial that says "Just say No" or "This is your brain on drugs".

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    The doors Frank Zappa Jethro Tull- many many situations Uriah Heap Flo and Eddie Rob Zombie- thrice Ozzy gadget Marilyn Manson Sonny and Cher Police - 2 situations Van Halen Bob Seger - thrice Korn Duran Duran Beck Lacuna Coil The Who Led Zepplin David Bowie whilst he replaced into Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Alice Cooper- 2 situations Aerosmith- thrice BTO ELO- The Dixie Chicks Bon Jovi Alan Jackson Eric Clapton Pat Benetar Fleetwood Mac- before and via Stevie Nicks Tom Petty Blondie Berlin Queen Bruce Springsteen Prince Madonna lifestyle club J Geils - 2 situations The Stones- 2 situations confident Moody Blues- 2 situations Santana- 2 situations REO Speedwagon 2 situations Boston Kansas Def Leopard ZZ acceptable Sha-na-na coronary heart Elvis Tom Jones Roy orbison Styxx- 2 situations Blue Oyster Cult King Crinsom AC/DC Robin Trower pink Flloyd Air furnish site visitors Elton John Iggy Pop George Thorogood Credence Clearwater Revival Jefferson Starship The Turtles The Monkees KD Lang Paul Revere and the Riders Ike and Tina Turner Tina Turner-solo Little Richard the enticements Gladys Knight and the Pips Diana Ross Foghat hall and Oates ineffective or Alive Human League Genesis i'm specific theres extra, I basically cant bear in suggestions all of them

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  • 1 decade ago

    The fried egg commercial - 'this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs' Got any questions.....was most effective.

    The other one about seat belts. Where, he puts the raw egg in a pan, tapes it and drops the pan. It is not broken. He takes the egg out of the tape and breaks it on the edge. In this commercial no words were spoken....Then the writing: Seat belts save lives. Got any questions? I thought that was effective.

  • 1 decade ago

    for smoking its the lady smoking from the hole in her neck very effective.

    for drinking the ones were they show home movies of the people that have been killed by drunk drivers also effective

    and not so effective but who can forget "this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs. Get the picture?" as they crack the egg in the frying pan ? it just made me hungry

  • Ammy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The anti-smoking ads where they use different animals for

    instance a duck, then the ad says it just looks stupid and it

    sure does.

  • I thought the ad with the woman with the black **** all over her was pretty good, and it said something like "If the stuff from the inside of your lungs, was on the outside, would you still smoke?"

  • 1 decade ago

    This is ur brain, this is ur brain on drugs, then showed a fried egg.

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