Tiffany smoked cigarettes, even though her mother, a smoker, died of lung cancer when Tiffany was 16. She finally quit smoking in 2012, when her own daughter turned 16. In these commercials and extended videos, Tiffany tells her story.
Tiffany's Ad: Smoking and Family
When Tiffany was 16, her mother—a cigarette smoker—died of lung cancer. Despite her loss, Tiffany started smoking 3 years later. In this TV commercial from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Tiffany says she quit smoking at 34 because she could not bear the thought of missing out on any part of her own daughter's life.
Tiffany: How I Quit Smoking
Tiffany had a strong, emotional reason to quit smoking: at age 16, she lost her mother to lung cancer. She knew that certain situations, such as restroom breaks and car trips would present temptations, so she planned her quit strategy carefully. She used nicotine patches, walking, and check-ins with friends. In this video from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Tiffany talks about how the changes she made helped her successfully quit smoking for good.
Tiffany: You Don't Quit Just for Yourself
Tiffany talks about losing her mother, a smoker, to lung cancer when she was 16. Despite this, Tiffany smoked for years before realizing what she might miss in her own daughter's life. In this video from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Tiffany's daughter's, Jaelin, says she cannot imagine living without her mother. Jaelin goes on to tell her mom how proud she is of her for quitting smoking for good.
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