In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiated its national tobacco education campaign, which has prompted millions of smokers to quit. On March 30th, they launched their 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” Campaign, which features former smokers who have suffered from smoking-related illnesses. The ads also highlight the benefits of quitting cigarettes entirely, not just cutting down.
Take a minute to read the CDC article titled “Powerful new ‘Tips From Former Smokers’ ads focus on living with vision loss and colorectal cancer”. As stated in the article:
“Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year and remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. For every American who dies from a smoking-related disease, about 30 more suffer at least one serious illness from smoking.
The Tips ads encourage smokers to call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or to visit www.cdc.gov/tips to view the personal stories from the campaign. The website includes detailed assistance developed by the National Cancer Institute to support smokers trying to quit.”
Share the CDC’s informative article with your friends and loved ones who still smoke cigarettes and other tobacco related products. And, keep an eye out for these ads, which run for 20 weeks on television, radio, billboards, online, and in theaters, magazines and newspapers.