Butts-ted: 12 Creative Passive/Aggressive No Smoking Signs

Somking’s Wrong

Butts-ted: 12 Creative Passive/Aggressive No Smoking Signs

Know how we know this sign was painted by a smoker? According to the photographer, “they made the signmaker redo it and he came back the SECOND time with the wrong spelling.” That’s what you get for smoking “somking” other than tobacco on the job. (image via Ryon Edwards)

Into Thin Air

Butts-ted: 12 Creative Passive/Aggressive No Smoking Signs

Don’t know about you folks but the last time we saw a vaporizer, it was fueled with liquid Vicks vapo-rub and was set up on the bedroom floor by our Mom. No idea if it’ll work on a patio but like the sign says, don’t even think about it. Oh yeah, don’t smoke there either. (image via Quinn Dombrowski)

Doctor’s Orders

Butts-ted: 12 Creative Passive/Aggressive No Smoking Signs

In Toronto, “No Smoking” isn’t just a request, it’s a recommended lifestyle choice. Nice going, It’s Canada’s Time, with a single sign you’ve managed to turn a blissfully oblivious occasional smoker into a health-anxious, guilt-ridden drug addict doomed to shortly shuffle off this mortal coil like a spent butt carelessly flicked into a filthy back alley. Have a nice day! (image via Neal Jennings)

Just (Don’t) Do It

Butts-ted: 12 Creative Passive/Aggressive No Smoking Signs

More like “No Smoking EVERYWHERE”, amiright? Indeed, while it would be much more to the point just to spell out “NO SMOKING” and leave it at that, the sign-writer seeks instead to soften the impact by adding meaningless (in this context) weasel words. All that’s missing are UP and DOWN arrows to bolster the atmosphere of ANYWHERE. (image via Hazel Nicholson)

No Kidding

Butts-ted: 12 Creative Passive/Aggressive No Smoking Signs

Won’t somebody think of the childr- wait, looks like someone has! Next time you take a trip to Japan, make it a guilt trip and hold your lit cigarette high – as high as an adult’s face. This sign (one of a popular series sponsored by the Japan Tobacco company for some reason) shies FAR away from the usual “No Smoking” commandment, opting to play on smoker’s heartstrings instead. In related news, JT thinks smokers have heartstrings. (image via Chris Gladis)

Cold Turkeys

Butts-ted: 12 Creative Passive/Aggressive No Smoking Signs

Thanksgiving is really gonna SUCK now without smoked turkey! Mind you, you’ll be sipping pureed green bean casserole through a straw should you get caught in a turkey stampede while sneaking a puff. And don’t think the concept of a “turkey stampede” is so unlikely, either… according to the sign above, the gobbling goblins have already learned to play baseball. (image via awnisALAN)

Recall our last look at anti-nicotine messaging? Check out Cigarette Service: 12 More Nifty No Smoking Signs!