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Zombies Swarm London…for Fake Anti-Smoking PSA

Yes, the shutdown of the United States government is the big story today. But here’s something that won’t make you want to tear your own hair out: zombies warning Londoners about the dangers of tobacco.

This promo clip is part of a campaign run by for-profit online pharmacy HealthExpress in conjunction with “Stoptober”, an anti-smoking effort organized by the UK’s National Health Service (which is absolutely nothing like ObamaCare, so stop asking). We’d be more impressed if it were  publicly funded or if the actors’ makeup were a little more convincing, but zombies are this year’s vampires so there you go.

The main point of this clip? If you smoke you’ll end up looking like an extra on The Walking Dead. Let’s just hope you can do a better job faking a Southern accent than anyone on that show.

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