Russian Anti-Smoking Ad: ‘Smoking Kills More People Than Obama’

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Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter
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An anti-smoking advertisement appearing at Moscow bus stops depicts President Barack Obama smoking a cigarette, along with the words “smoking kills more people than Obama.”

The poster has gone viral. It’s a photoshopped image of Obama taking a drag of a cigarette. “Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills lots and lots of people,” the caption reads in Russian. “Don’t smoke — don’t be like Obama.”

Russia’s liberal member of parliament Dmitry Gudkov published a picture of one of the bus stops where the giant advertisement is appearing on Facebook Tuesday, saying he’s “disgusted and ashamed” it’s showing up on the streets of Russia’s capital.

Russian parliament member Dmitry Gudkov's Facebook post about the anti-smoking ads (screenshot)

Russian parliament member Dmitry Gudkov’s Facebook post about the anti-smoking ads (screenshot)

An upscale Russian supermarket apologized in December for selling chopping boards with a picture of Obama depicted as a monkey after the U.S. embassy raised an uproar over the image.

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