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SEP 12, 2013 - Time

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First National Anti-Smoking TV Ads Help 200,000 Smokers to Quit

Real-life stories of former smokers’ health problems provided the motivation smokers needed. That’s the conclusion of a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which funded its first nation-wide ad campaign to lower smoking rates in the U.S. In 2012, with $54 million provided by the Affordable Care Act to reduce health care costs associated with tobacco, the agency created and aired a series of television ads featuring former smokers with often- debilitating health problems. In one, a woman holds up her hands, which only contain the stumps of fingers that had to be amputated due to ... Read More

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