The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a national education campaign featuring a diverse set of ads that profile real people who are living with the effects of smoking-related diseases. This marks the first national mass media campaign sponsored and funded by a federal agency aimed at educating the public about the harmful effects of smoking and encourage quitting. The ads in the “Tips from Smokers” campaign show the toll smoking-related illnesses have taken on their lives; changing the way these everyday people eat, dress and do many other daily tasks that most of us may take for granted.
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Centers for Disease Control: Includes fact sheet and patient stories.