Beatrice, a former smoker, got a letter from her son that changed her life and led her to finally quit smoking for good in 2010. In these commercials and extended videos, Beatrice tells her story and encourages anyone who wants to quit smoking to do it—but to get help if they need it.
Beatrice's son, Nick, wrote her a letter urging her to quit smoking. In this video from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, she tells how this act of love gave her the courage to end a lifelong habit.
Beatrice: "I Told Everyone I Stopped Smoking"
Beatrice describes some of the techniques she used to recognize and avoid her smoking triggers that helped her to quit smoking. Even though it was hard to do, by making a plan and sticking to it, she beat her addiction to cigarettes and stopped smoking for good. This video is part of CDC's campaign, Tips From Former Smokers.
Cessation Tips Ad
You can quit smoking! This inspiring TV ad features Beatrice, James and Wilma — three people who successfully quit smoking after many years. They share their practical tips on how to quit for good in this commercial from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign.
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