The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing Tips From Former Smokers (Tips), the national tobacco education ad campaign featuring real people living with the effects of smoking-related diseases or exposure to secondhand. The Tips campaign began in 2012 as the first national campaign sponsored and funded by a federal agency with the goal of educating the public about the harmful effects of smoking and encouraging quitting. The commercials in the Tips campaign show how smoking-related illnesses have forever changed the lives of everyday people.
To receive more information, or to arrange an interview with a subject matter expert, call the Office on Smoking and Health press line at 770.488.5493; or email email@example.com.
For additional information tailored for journalists, please see CDC's Tips From Former Smokers Digital Press Kit, which includes resources, multimedia, and quotes from experts.
- Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Americans quit smoking
- Campaña educativa regresa con historias impactantes para ayudar a las personas en los Estados Unidos a dejar de fumar En Español:
- Calls to quitline hit record high after CDC national tobacco ad campaign launch
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(En Español: La campaña Consejos de exfumadores muestra vidas reales y cuerpos dañados por el tabaco)
Photo of Annette , 57, New York; diagnosed with lung cancer at age 52
Photo of Brandon , 31, North Dakota; diagnosed with Buerger’s disease at age 18
CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign materials are available without cost. Visit the Download Center to learn more about the parameters and restrictions on their use.
Pre-written matte articles ready for adaptation and use by journalists, bloggers, or other members of the media about the Tips from Former Smokers campaign.
Tips Campaign Matte Article: for the General Public. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Continues Tips From Former Smokers.
Tips Campaign Matte Article: Hispanic/Latino. CDC Continues Tips From Former Smokers Campaign in Spanish.
Tips Campaign Matte Article: American Indian/Alaska Native. CDC Continues Tips From Former Smokers Campaign.
Learn the facts about the smoking-related diseases and conditions featured in the campaign.
- Buerger's Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Heart Disease and Stroke
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