ATLANTA, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new round of straightforward ads kicks off the ninth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign. Since 2012, the Tips campaign has profiled real people who are living with serious long-term health effects due to smoking cigarettes and secondhand smoke exposure.
Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8706551-cdc-tips-from-former-smokers/
New ads this year also show the impact of smoking on family members. Caring for a loved one with a smoking-related illness can affect the caregiver's life in various ways, including their ability to work and maintain good physical and mental health.
"These powerful new stories from former smokers illustrate the impact of living with real-life health consequences from smoking and how their illnesses affect their loved ones," said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. "We are thankful to these brave individuals for sharing their stories, and we are proud to continue the Tips campaign which has helped so many people quit smoking."
The new ads highlight the harms of smoking, including its damage to the people smokers love
Tips ads began running March 23 and will continue through October 4 on national cable and network television, streaming radio, and online. Hard-hitting mass media campaigns are scientifically proven to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and to motivate people who smoke to quit for good. During 2012-2018, more than 16.4 million people who smoke have attempted to quit and approximately one million have successfully quit because of the Tips campaign.
Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness.
For more information on the Tips campaign, including profiles of the former smokers in the ads, other campaign resources, and links to the ads, visit www.cdc.gov/tips.
CDC works 24/7 protecting America's health, safety and security. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are curable or preventable, chronic or acute, or from human activity or deliberate attack, CDC responds to America's most pressing health threats. CDC is headquartered in Atlanta and has experts located throughout the United States and the world.
To receive more information, or to arrange an interview with a subject matter expert, call 404-639-3286; or email [email protected].
SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention