CDC is launching the fourth phase of the highly successful Tips From Former Smokers Campaign

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286


CDC will host a media briefing to unveil its next installment of the successful Tips From Former Smokers campaign, featuring new health conditions.  Tips From Former Smokers, a national tobacco education campaign featuring real people living with the harsh consequences of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, first launched in March, 2012.  This iteration of the award winning campaign will focus on conditions not commonly associated with smoking – including gum disease, pre-term birth, and complications associated with HIV, as well as continue to emphasize more common conditions, like cancer.


Tim McAfee, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Office on Smoking and Health, CDC
Brian King, PhD, Senior Scientist, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health
Amanda, Tips From Former Smokers campaign ad participant


Tuesday, June 24 2014, at Noon (ET)

Content embargoed until 6 a.m. ET, June 24, 2014


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Reporters who wish to attend the media briefing in person should RSVP no later than noon (ET), Monday, June 23. Please contact CDC’s press office at or 404-639-3286 to RSVP. Reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed access.

For directions to CDC, please visit

Satellite Feed

Date: 6/24/14 
Time: 1145 – 1315 ET
Satellite: (KU-Band digital) Galaxy 17: Trans. 21: slot B
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
DL Freq: 12115.5 (H)
FEC: 3/4
SR: 6.1113
Data: 8.448
Contact: Synaptic Digital/Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (404) 639-3311
Satellite feed service is provided by CDC and free for media use

Live Webcast

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1917
INTERNATIONAL: 630-395-0353

Important Instructions
Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. 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 CDC’s web site:


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