CDC launches new anti-smoking ads

April 23, 2018 07:04 PM

The Centers for Disease Control has launched its latest round of ads designed to discourage smoking.

The "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign features real-life people who have suffered real health effects of smoking.

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One of the new ads includes a woman named Christine who had to have half of her jaw removed because of oral cancer. Others feature a man who suffered heart disease and lung cancer. Another profiles a woman compelled to quit smoking after her mother died of lung cancer.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates the ads have prompted more than five-million smokers to try to quit since the campaign began in 2012.


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