A new public service announcement (PSA) designed to educate adults about the long-term impact of tobacco use on this nation's future—its youth.The PSA points out that 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die early from smoking if we do not do more to reduce current smoking rates.
Seven Deadly Myths, produced in 2000 and hosted by former cover model, entrepreneur and smoking cessation advocate Christy Turlington, is a 17-minute closed captioned video that explores some of the common myths about smoking and empowers women to become or stay smoke-free.
Produced in 2002, Smokeless…NOT Harmless is a 5-minute closed captioned video produced for the 3rd International Conference on Smokeless Tobacco. The video looks at the many tactics used to sell smokeless tobacco over the past century.
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Smoking remains a leading cause of major health problems and is linked to nearly a half a million deaths each year. This podcast discusses the importance of quitting smoking to significantly reduce your risk for serious health problems. Created: 1/23/2014 by MMWR.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults—United States, 2005–2012
Recorded: January 21, 2014; posted: January 23, 2014
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cigarette smoking has declined slowly but steadily in the U.S., still over 42 million adults are cigarette smokers and about 33 million of these smokers smoke every day. Smoking remains a leading cause of major health problems and is linked to nearly a half a million deaths each year. Smoking is associated with most cancers, as well as heart disease, stroke, infertility, and asthma. What’s encouraging is that the largest decrease in people who have quit smoking is among 18 to 24 year olds. No matter how long you’ve smoked, quitting can significantly reduce your risk for serious health problems.
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