Posted on 8/13/2014 by Crafton Dental
|Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevision released a brand new campaign, "Tips from Former Smokers".
The Burden of Tobacco Use
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year. Smoking causes immediate damage to your body, which can lead to long-term health problems. For every smoking-related death, at least 30 Americans live with a smoking-related illness. The only proven strategy to protect yourself from harm is to never smoke, and if you do smoke or use tobacco products, to quit.
Real People, Real Stories
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the first-ever paid national tobacco education campaign - Tips From Former Smokers (Tips) in March 2012. TheTips campaign, which profiles real people - not actors - who are living with serious long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure, has continued through 2013 and 2014.
Since its launch, the Tips campaign has featured compelling stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities and the toll that smoking-related illnesses have taken on them. The campaign has also featured nonsmokers who have experienced life-threatening episodes as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Tips ads focus on health issues caused by smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, including:
The Tips campaign engages doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and many other health care providers so they can encourage their smoking patients to quit for good.
Tips Campaign Goals
Tips Campaign Key Messages
Tips Campaign Results to Date
In September 2013, The Lancet medical journal published an article about the effects of the 2012 Tips campaign, reporting that:
Tips Campaign Resources
Free help is available for those who want to quit. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or explore I'm Ready to Quit. Spanish speakers can call 1-855-DEJELO-YA or explore Estoy listo para dejar de fumar!
Learn more about the health damage smoking causes - and help spread the word with Tipsmaterials in English or Spanish found at Campaign Resources and Recursos de la campana.
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