Statement from Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on the passing of Tonya Moore, Tips From Former Smokers® participant

Media Statement

For Immediate release: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tonya Moore. At age 38, Tonya was diagnosed with heart failure because of cigarette smoking. Her serious health condition did not stop her from bravely coming forward to share her story as part of the Tips From Former Smokers® campaign. Tonya’s story saved lives. She will be remembered by CDC for her courageous dedication to help warn others about the dangers of cigarette smoking.

We extend our condolences to Tonya’s family and friends.

Tonya’s Videos: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/stories/tonya.html#tonya-videos

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