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CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign highlights links between tobacco use and chronic diseases

The Emory Centers applauds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the April launch of the second phase of its national tobacco education ad campaign, “Tips from Former Smokers.” As we do on a daily basis in our cross-cutting work at the Emory Centers, the campaign provides an opportunity for tobacco control and other chronic disease programs to work together to show that smoking causes or exacerbates many chronic conditions, and that resources are available to help smokers quit. The ads feature real people who are living with the effects of serious smoking-related diseases, including diabetes, COPD, asthma, and cancer. Ads will appear on television, radio, billboards, magazines, newspapers, and online in video, display, and mobile formats through June 23rd. The Emory Centers encourage our partners and friends to leverage the campaign by:

  • Utilizing the many tools and resources available on the Tips campaign website to reach out to other chronic disease programs and new partners to accomplish shared goals related to the Tips campaign
  • Sharing information about the campaign in your state or community using CDC’s web buttons, social networking, and other resources.
A Tip from a Former Smoker: Smoking makes diabetes much worse.