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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2013
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

Tips From Former Smokers campaign – “Talk With Your Doctor” news conference


A news conference to announce "Talk With Your Doctor," as part of CDC's Tips From Former Smokers national tobacco education ad campaign. The campaign motivates smokers to quit by featuring real people sharing personal stories of how smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke forever changed their lives.


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

Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., United States Surgeon General

Jeff Cain, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., President, American Academy of Family Physicians

Patrice Harris, M.D., Board of Trustees, American Medical Association

Thomas McInerny, M.D., F.A.A.P., President,  American Academy of Pediatrics

Jeanne Conry, M.D., President, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Charles Cutler, M.D., F.A.C.P., Chair, Board of Regents, American College of Physicians

Tips From Former Smokers campaign ad participants will be in attendance.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT
Interview opportunities available following the news conference


The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Holeman Lounge
Washington, D.C.


Please visit to RSVP by Thursday, May 16



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