Smoking bans are fast becoming an international trend. Museums, retail shops, and government buildings have been smoke-free for a while. But now, spaces traditionally known for their smoky air such as bars and restaurants are finding themselves smoke-free as well.
If smokers have to congregate in one spot, this opens up the opportunity to communicate a message - in particular, an advertisement. Belgium-based Ashvertising, hopes to do just that. They have produced an outdoor ashtray/television combo in which news and advertisements could be displayed.