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'Smoking Kills More People Than Obama' Poster to Be Removed in Moscow

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A poster illegally placed at a bus stop in the Russian capital depicts US President Barack Obama smoking a cigarette.

The poster was apparently supposed to be a joke and had an inscription comparing the bad habit with the policies of US President Barack Obama.

Placard featuring US President Barack Obama in Moscow
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Placard featuring US President Barack Obama in Moscow

The inscription on the poster reads: "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he really kills a lot of people. Don't smoke. Don't be like Obama."

It still remains unknown who put up the poster. The perpetrators are said to have opened the glass at the bus stop, removed the original ad and replaced it with the controversial ad.

A spokesman for the Moscow department of media and advertising Konstantin Gorokhov stated that the poster will be removed shortly from the Moscow bus stop.

The Russian companies, Gallery Service and Mosgortrans, which operate public transportation stops in the city are reportedly planning to demand an investigation and file a lawsuit on charges of hooliganism.

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  • cast235
    There are claims by people that know him, that he liked weed.. But you cannot just trust all you hear.
  • AnomicDust
    And being killed by terrorists is like non-smokers killed by passive smoke.
    New entry for "truthy" database.
  • Randall Lee Hilburn
    Hooligans, I like your style!
  • JOHN CHUCKMAN
    It is a clever idea.

    Don't remove it.
  • Huh?
    I haven't seen any drone cigarettes or bombing with lit cigarettes or leaflets that say to start smoking...so maybe you can't trust what you read.

    Maybe the new motto is: If you can't blow them up...then smoke'm out with the fresh taste of fine Virginia tobacco.
  • michael
    this was just a litmus test, the full campaign will be launched in the us in the run up to the election. :) Probably a saatchi and saatchi effort now that saatchi no longer abuses his wife he has to get back to advertising...:)
  • Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2
    Why remove it? That is the TRUE!!!! And he has the nobel toal. pair for that!
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