CDC Videos

Smoking and Tobacco Use

Featuring Christine Brader and Alice Dalla Palu
Aired on PBS 39

Tips From Former Smokers: Shawn’s Ad

Shawn was 14 years old when he started smoking. He was in his midforties when a chronic cough and laryngitis turned out to be throat cancer. He finally quit smoking—but doctors were unable to save his larynx. He now has a stoma (opening) that allows him to breathe and a laryngeal implant that allows him to speak. In this TV ad from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Shawn describes how life’s ordinary tasks are more challenging with a stoma.

Tips From Former Smokers: Felicita’s Story

Felicita started smoking at age 12. In her 30s and 40s, she had gum problems and loose teeth, but she didn’t know that smoking could harm her gums. Felicita had developed gum disease, and like many people, she did not have a lot of pain as the disease got worse. In this video from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Felicita talks about getting life-changing news from her dentist.

Consejos de exfumadores: Un consejo de Jessica sobre el asma

La exposición al humo de segunda mano puede provocar un ataque de asma que puede ser mortal. Este comercial de televisión de la campaña de los CDC ” Consejos de exfumadores”, muestra a Jessica, la madre de un niño pequeño que tiene ataques de asma por la exposición al humo de segunda mano. Ella les pide a las personas que no les dé pena decirles a otras que no fumen cerca de sus hijos.