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Posters Discouraging Spitting on the Ground

不要随地吐痰宣传画


Everybody Develops the Good Habit of Spitting into Spittoons. A boy wearing a blue shirt on a sidewalk, wears an armband of hygiene education and tells people via his loud speaker not to spit on the ground.

Everybody Develops the Good Habit of Spitting into Spittoons.
人人养成吐痰入盂的良好习惯

The boy wears an armband of hygiene education propaganda.

Health Education Office of Chongqing and the Red Cross of Chongqing, September 1965.

Please Don't Spit on the Ground. A girl with pigtails, wearing in a pink dress is holding a Red Cross flag in her right hand and an anti-TB loud speaker in her left hand to tell people not to spit.

Please Don't Spit on the Ground.
不要随地吐痰

The poster images instruct people to spit into spittoons and paper.

Shengyang Branch of the National Anti-Tuberculosis Association of China and the TB Hospital of Shengyang, n.d., ca. 1965.


Please Don't Spit on the Ground, Lest People Get TB! A man tells a couple not to spit on the ground.  Small images at the bottom instruct people to spit into spittoons, or into paper and then burn it.

Please Don't Spit on the Ground,
Lest People Get TB!
不要随地吐痰, 以免传染肺痨病!

The poster images instruct people to spit into spittoons, or into paper and then burn it.

Health Bureau of the People's Administration of Wuhan and the Anti-TB Institute of Wuhan, June 1953. (20,000 copies were printed by Wuhan Printing Factory.)

To Prevent TB, We Must Correct the Habit of Spitting on the Ground. A man standing near a group of people outside a building, spits into his handkerchief.

To Prevent TB, We Must Correct the Habit of Spitting on the Ground
预防肺痨病,
要矫正随地吐痰的习惯

This poster is number 6 in a series on personal hygiene of workers.

Propaganda Office of the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, May 1955. (100,000 copies were printed by Tianjin People's Printing Factory.)


To Prevent TB (2), Please Don't Spit on the Ground. A young man spits into a spittoon; the small round image on the upper left corner shows a man spitting into a handkerchief; and in the lower left corner, the spittoon is disinfected by boiling it on a stove.

To Prevent TB (2),
Please Don't Spit on the Ground.
预防肺结核 (二), 不要随地吐痰

The poster images instruct people to spit into spittoons and bottles and to disinfect them by boiling. This poster is part of a series on TB prevention.

Health Department of Gansu Province and the Gansu Branch of the National Anti-Tuberculosis Association of China, n.d., ca. 1964.

Phlegm Has Lots of Bacteria and Everyone Must Remember Not to Spit on the Ground. A boy with a white shirt and yellow shorts is instructed by a girl in a green dress with her hair in pigtails, pointing to a spittoon on the ground with her left hand. In her right hand is a small flag stating that spitting is bad because phlegm has lots of bacteria.

Phlegm Has Lots of Bacteria and Everyone Must Remember Not to Spit on the Ground
痰不好, 病菌真不少, 随地吐不得, 人人要记牢

This poster is number 3 in a series on TB prevention.

Tuberculosis Prevention Institute of Ganzhou Prefecture, 1964. (5,000 copies were printed.)