Here we are in Tokyo’s ritzy Setagaya district where people really do walk around in “they see me rollin’, they hatin'” mode… and they smoke while walking, just like the shadowy dude on the above No Smoking sign. The above image comes to us courtesy – once again – of Flickr user Nemo’s great uncle, who’s definitely got a knack for this sort of thing. By the way, the sign’s text translates to “Smoking on the street and dropping butts is forbidden here”. In other words, they see you smokin’ & droppin’, they hatin’.
Did you know that Malacca’s famed Jonker Street is smoke-free? If not, you’ll want to read the sign above before sparking up a coffin-nail. It seems smoking isn’t just discouraged, it’s “Totally Prohibited in ALL areas along this street”. Kudos to Flickr user khengsiong who snapped the original photo from which the above image was derived on Christmas Day, 2012. The phrase-of-the-day for nicotine junkies on Jonker Street that day had to be “BAH HUMBUG!”
Flickr user kattebelletje brings us this charming and, from the looks of it, one-of-kind No Smoking poster from the provincial city of Luoyang, China. The image may look archaic now but consider that the photo was taken thirty years ago in 1984! China is quite a different place now, even in a provincial city like Luoyang, and smoking is one of the nation’s top health problems. Also, you’d better believe Big Brother is still watching you.
Is this the SS Nosmo King? While it’s not determined if this cargo ship is transporting gasoline or explosives, the owners went to great lengths to ensure the former won’t become the latter. Considering the above photo from Flickr user Edgars Bināns (eb.lv) was taken at Ventspils, Latvia, one wonders why a non-lingual pictogram wasn’t used instead.