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Graphics Students Hit Home With Stop Smoking Message

ByDave Stopher

Jan 13, 2017

Graphic design students at Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) in Middlesbrough have been using their creativity to design posters with hard hitting messages that encourage fellow students not to smoke.


Middlesbrough Council’s Smokefree Alliance challenged the students to create the posters as part of its campaign to reduce the prevalence of smoking in Middlesbrough and to discourage young people from taking up the habit. 

The winning entry was designed by Eve Jones, 16, from Ingleby Barwick. Her design was the top choice by people on the CCAD Instagram and by the Middlesbrough Smokefree Alliance. Eve was delighted to win the first prize of a £50 Amazon gift card.

A student on the first year of the BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design, Eve said: “I researched the health effects of smoking as part of the live brief and my design featured the shocking statistic that 50% of teenage smokers will continue to smoke and die young from smoking-related diseases.

“I chose a pink background for the poster to attract readers and it helped the message stand out. I am really pleased to have won and the prize is fantastic. I am really enjoying the course and this was a nice surprise for the New Year.”