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Is this anti-FASD ad about love… or shame?

Posted by Tom Megginson | 16-09-2014 15:59 | Category: Health

Is this anti-FASD ad about love… or shame?

How can I criticize a social marketing campaign that’s trying to prevent a fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)? It’s certainly an important social cause. But so is treating women with respect. Bear with me here.

I spotted this ad at my neighbourhood liquor store. Where I live, in Ontario, Canada, alcohol is sold by a government monopoly. As part of their corporate social responsibility, they host campaigns by various alcohol-related not-for-profit organizations.

This one, FASworld.com, presents a simple message: FASD is 100% preventable, so just don’t drink any alcohol if you’re pregnant, and we can easily wipe it out.

Simple, eh? Well, perhaps not.


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1972: “Smoking is Very Glamorous” poster #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Posted by Tom Megginson | 19-06-2014 22:10 | Category: Vintage

1972:

This poster hung in the teacher’s lounge in my elementary school, almost 40 years ago. All I can remember about that room is that it was always full of smoke.


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1970s: “National Drinking Game” PSA says alcohol dependence isn’t funny #TBT #throwbackthursday

Posted by Tom Megginson | 15-05-2014 20:27 | Category: Vintage

1970s: National Drinking Game PSA says alcohol dependence isn't funny

Here’s an old PSA that’s actually pretty good: “National Drinking Game” by the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism:


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[#TBT] Jimmy Carter as a Spokesman for Pot Decriminalization, 1979

Posted by Tom Megginson | 1-05-2014 12:36 | Category: Drugs

Jimmy Carter as a Spokesman for Pot Decriminalization, 1979.

My friend and colleague Kerry shared this find with me. It’s from a March 1979 issue of Playboy, and it reveals an interesting moment in United States drug history.

In the late ‘70s, decriminalization of marijuana seemed to be a natural next step in the liberalization of laws in the West.


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Trail Therapy

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 26-02-2014 22:00 | Stories | Category: Drugs, Social aid

This is the story of Steve Fugate. He lost his son in 1999 to suicide. A few years later he lost his daughter to a drug overdose.


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Sport can change everything

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 3-02-2014 15:20 | Category: Drugs, Sport, Violence

Sported, Sport can change everything

Sport can change everything. Just like crime and drugs.
It’s an mental thing, That’s why you see three identical images in this new campaign from Sported.

Sported is a charity that helps disadvantaged youths escape a world of drugs and crime by getting them involved in sport, putting them on the right path in life. It’s not about turning them into sports stars. It’s about giving them the life skills to take a positive step forward. To raise awareness of Sported’s work, they wanted to demonstrate the transformative power that sport has on these at-risk kids.


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