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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2013
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Releases Second Round of ads in “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign


CDC will host a telephone-only media availability to discuss the Tips From Former Smokers campaign, a national advertising campaign designed to encourage smokers to quit by showing the devastating effects smoking and secondhand smoke have on real people. 


Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. ET


Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 877-917-7132
INTERNATIONAL: 1-210-234-0090

* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

Viewing Ads

The ads will be available for viewing tomorrow, March 28, at 10 a.m. ET at

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at



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