YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Centers for Disease Control and prevention is rolling out the second part of an ad campaign to help smokers kick the habit.
The government is hoping the second round of graphic anti-smoking ads will encourage more smokers to quit.
The 48 million dollar ad campaign uses several different types of media to get its message across, from television, online, and radio spots to print and billboard ads.
It attempts to get people to stop using real life stories of people affected by smoking.
One ad features a woman diagnosed with oral and throat cancers at 40 who needed to have her larynx removed.
Another shows a mother and her seven-year-old son, who has asthma attacks due to second hand smoke.
The CDC is focusing on the entire spectrum of smoking related diseases including heart issues and diabetes.
They say for every one person who dies from a smoking-related illness 20 more live with an illness caused by smoking.
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