Star Wars Anti-Smoking PSA Featuring C-3PO & R2-D2

C-3PO and R2-D2 warn kids about the dangers of smoking in this early 1980s PSA. The PSA was created by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 1983.

R2D2, you’ve found a cigarette! Well, I don’t think smoking makes you look grown-up at all! Smoking does dreadful things to your lungs, and is very bad for your heart! …Well, I know I don’t have one, but humans do, and I think we should set a good example!

The ad was available in both 60 second and in 30 second spots.

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