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This Site...
...is primarily philatelic. It's about anti-(tobacco)-smoking postage stamps, rather than anti-smoking. For the most part, anti-smoking stamps are like posters - they are trying to convince us... that smoking is unhealthy, that we shouldn't smoke. The images tend to be striking and graphic.

If you've never been here before, you might want to read the little navigation explanation above before clicking into the issue pages...

Can you name the countries? Click on the image...

In most cases, a stamp is clearly an anti-smoking stamp, like any of the almost two dozen issues of 1980, most issued for the World Health Day Anti-Smoking campaign.

But sometimes smoking is only one of the "antis", as in this semi-postal Red Cross issue of 1979, aginst the abuse of drugs, alcohol, and smoking.

A similar case is this 1991 issue, where the printed theme is "War Against Drugs" (Lutte contre la drogue), but the image includes a lit cigarette.

Part of a Millenium sheet commemorating events of the '60s... in this case, the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on the health dangers of smoking.

Not really anti-smoking, so not in counts and indexes, but...

A tribute to the cartoonist... with an anti-(pipe-)smoking symbol.

Fire Prevention week... but it looks like anti-smoking. (And it was on the anti-smoking-stamps cover of Tobacco Control journal.)

Another tribute to a cartoonist... the poet's wife putting out his pipe...
(Thanks to Vera Felts for suggesting this!)

Looks like no smoking, but it's actually about fire prevention... don't smoke near gasoline pumps.
(Thanks to Vera Felts for suggesting this!)

Looks like no smoking, but it's another about fire prevention... from a set on forest preservation.

Not included, seemingly not anti-tobacco smoking...

Monaco 1972, Mozambique 1994, Macedonia 1996, Oman 1996
anti-drug... smoking.

How many anti-smoking stamps are there?
"Fifty-four nations of the world have issued anti-smoking stamps. The United States is not one of them." Tobacco Control, Winter 1994, p. 305
But without access to the article, those 54 aren't identified. This list currently shows 98 issues. Many are for more than a single stamp, (total stamps: 120) and include related material like first-day covers, mini-sheets, other (not smoking related) stamps in the set, etc.

What was the first anti-smoking stamp?
The first stamp in the chronological index is Czechoslovakia, September, 1976.
Poland issued a stamped postcard (stamp printed on card) in 1971.

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