Roosevelt is a former smoker who had a heart attack and six bypasses as a result of damage to his heart caused by smoking. In these commercials and extended videos, Roosevelt tells his story.
Roosevelt never thought that at 45-years-old he would have a heart attack due to his smoking. In this TV ad, from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, he talks about the impact his smoking-related heart attack has had on his life.
Roosevelt: "Stop Believing That Lie"
Roosevelt talks about how hard it is to quit smoking, and that people often lie to themselves about the effects of smoking cigarettes. He emphasizes that it's important to try to stop smoking, both for yourself and for your loved ones. This video is part of CDC's campaign, Tips From Former Smokers.
Roosevelt, who had a heart attack and six artery bypasses as a result of smoking, tells how his health problems prevent him from being active with his children in this video from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign.
Roosevelt: "It's Hard to Quit"
Even when the effects of smoking stare you in the face, it can be hard to stop smoking. Roosevelt talks about how difficult it was for him to quit smoking cigarettes even after having heart bypass surgery. This video is part of CDC's campaign, Tips From Former Smokers.
Roosevelt: "Younger Smokers Think They Aren't Addicted"
Roosevelt tried to stop smoking cigarettes many times before he succeeded. He talks about smokers who try to fool themselves about their addiction, even though most of them want to quit smoking. This video is part of CDC's campaign, Tips From Former Smokers.
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