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Smoking Stinks

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Speaking as a parent, my kids don’t always listen.
Speaking as a doctor, neither do some of my patients.

My kids don’t smoke. Too many of my patients do.

Still, the federally funded CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers campaign has been rated A plus in the medical journal Lancet.
In 2012, this three month anti-smoking blitz reached nearly 80% of the U.S. population.

1.6 million smokers tried to quit. More than 100,000 did.

Using testimonials from real people suffering the dreadful results of smoking –
heart attacks, strokes, amputations, head and neck cancers and surgery –
the campaign used upsetting, provocative, hard hitting material.

It cost around 54 million federal dollars -– which is less than one percent of what big tobacco spends on advertising and promotion, trying to make smoking appear attractive.

Attractive? Hardly.

Destructive.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the world. It claims nearly five million people every year – nearly half a million of them are North Americans.

If you smoke, stop.

If you can use some help, call 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669).