‘Smoking kills more people than Obama’: Moscow anti-tobacco ad

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2016 19:05 IST
Photograph: Dmitry Gudkov/Facebook

A billboard advertisement in Moscow which shows US President Barrack Obama smoking a cigarette with a tagline “smoking kills more people than Obama”, has gone viral after a Russian MP posted a photo of it on social media.

Dmitry Gudkov, the only liberal opposition MP in Russia’s parliament, photographed the advertisement and posted it on his Facebook timeline on Tuesday.

“I’m disgusted and ashamed of what appears on the streets of the Russian capital,” Gudkov said in his post.

The post has gone viral and has garnered over 2000 likes and 300 shares.

“Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills lots and lots of people,” said the poster adding at the bottom, “Don’t smoke, don’t be like Obama.”

In January, a Russian art group replaced the word “hope” in Barack Obama’s 2008 election poster with “killer” and hung it in a building opposite to the US embassy in Moscow.

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