James quit smoking to protect his health. He became an avid cyclist and rides up to 10 miles every day for exercise. In these commercials and extended videos, James tells his story.
James started smoking as a kid to be like his father. He discusses his father's health problems and their relationship in this video from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign.
James: "I Can't Be Diabetic and Smoke Too"
When James was told he had diabetes, he knew he had to stop smoking in order to better manage his health. His healthcare provider told him that he needed to exercise more, and he found that smoking cigarettes made exercising difficult. For James, this became an important reason to quit smoking for good. This video is part of CDC's campaign, Tips From Former Smokers.
James: "No, I Won't Buy You Smokes"
You never know when a decision you make could undermine your choice to quit smoking. James describes a moment he had with his roommate after he had resolved to stop smoking cigarettes. James realized the potential for relapse, and took steps to make sure that it didn't happen. 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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