Quit for You, Quit for Your Loved Ones
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020
While most Americans understand that smoking cigarettes causes serious health effects, those who start smoking as youth or young adults may not realize smoking-related disease can happen relatively early in life. Illness may also cause them to miss important life milestones and can deeply affect the daily lives of their family members and friends.
The new stories featured in this year’s Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign offer two perspectives: people living with serious illnesses caused by smoking, and those caring for loved ones with smoking-related disease. All of the people featured in this year’s Tips campaign share their very personal accounts of courage and perseverance in new, hard-hitting ads that will run nationwide beginning on March 23rd. Each ad encourages people who smoke to quit for good, and to take advantage of free help by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).
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