Mariano smoked his last cigarette the day he was told he needed heart surgery. He hasn’t smoked since. In these commercials and extended videos, Mariano tells his story.
Mariano: Fortunate to have a second chance
Mariano smoked for 30 years. One day he woke up and felt dizzy and nauseous. “I didn’t know what was happening to me and started sweating.” Mariano needed open heart surgery to save his life. In this video from the CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers® campaign he says: “I was fortunate to have a second chance at life.” Mariano hopes that others don’t risk their health and stop smoking today.
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