March 15th, 2012
04:29 AM ET

CDC unveils graphic ads to combat smoking

Federal health officials are unveiling Thursday a $54 million national media campaign to get smokers to quit and prevent anyone else, especially children, from starting.

The campaign, called "Tips From Former Smokers," is intended to educate Americans about the dangers of smoking through the stories and graphic pictures of ex-smokers who have suffered severe health consequences of tobacco use.

The former smokers profiled have suffered ailments like stroke-related paralysis, limb amputation, lung removal and heart attack. One breathes through a stoma, a surgically created hole in the neck through which a person who has undergone larynx or voice box surgery can breathe.


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  1. BOMBO ©

    Aye, 'tis a fine crop of trolls today.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Irish Spring?

      March 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I can't believe you would fall for this, BOMBO.
    JIF wouldn't misspell 'roam'.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©


    March 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO ©

    I was offered a case of Sleemans cream ale to pose partially nude for Sweep! magazine. I told them bite me, I'll buy my own Sleemans and keep my pride.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Savior

    Funny me we'll have a coke and a smile

    March 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    Not me above...

    March 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    First i want to say cigarettes are the most addicting drugs in the world and the hardest to kick! Most ppl who smoke would like to quit! I know, i smoke. 2nd the government needs to focus on jobs! Not what kinda light bulb i use, or whether i smoke!!

    March 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    I dont smoke in public or around non smokers, but what i do in my house is my freakin business as long as im not breaking any laws. I pay for my own! They need to get their nosy, in everyones personal business butts back to the job they are paid to do!

    March 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    And @ jj, WORD! They should slap a big tax on fast food agreed! Course you do know all these things would cause unemployment to skyrocket again.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO ©

    Try again troll.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO ©

    Remember, if you smoke after intercourse – you're probably not doing it right.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Cnn is doing a p i s s poor job with the trolls today.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Greek American

    What a joke. Yeah you can't smoke at any bar or anywhere, but oh wait, the casinos are exempt from that law. Its all about money as usual. Sorry a*s Michigan has more to worry about than smoking (ie. Detroit).

    March 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Greek American

    They already have been doing that for years, in Europe. It doesn't work.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I love it when stupid people hate me.

    March 16, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
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