CDC: Tips from Former Smokers – Anthem Ad

This TV ad, from CDC’s “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign, features three people who have stomas as a result of their smoking. They provide tips on how to live with this condition.

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  1. I successfully quit smoking after 4 years of heavy use. And it wasn't by choice, I developed severe Asthma and now I can't keep a breath much longer than most.

  2. The first time I saw someone with a voicebox it scared me (i was 4) and i couldn't imagine what had happened to that man for him to have to use that i never realized what it was for until years and years later

  3. the guy that says don't use spray paint. what does that mean? is he not allowed to use it because of the hole? can someone please tell me why?

  4. I live in a country where marijuana, heroin, cocaine and amphetamines are illegal.
    I live in a country where cigarettes are legal.
    Welcome to the circus.

  5. And this is why ladies & gentleman, is the Kind of Advice from the Former Smokers we need in the Future for everyone we care & even our Future Children as well. So, never ever Smoke. Not ONE cigarette or anything else. Just quit, move on, & make a Better Difference in your Lives….

    Because these advice can make you a Better Person in the World. Even Today as well.

    Thank you. 😊

  6. STOP THE INTIMIDATION! For the sake of those who are fighting the disease especially non smoking related lung cancer. This is terrible find a positive message to stop smoking.

  7. I don’t smoke and I’ll never will be but sometimes I have a nightmare of smoking and dipping that I woke up shrieking and didn’t fall back to sleep.

  8. My older brother has a stoma and uses an electric larynx to talk. I can't always understand what he says. I am so glad I gave up smoking. It wasn't easy but all the cravings and withdrawal symptoms were worth it. I'm 12 years smoke-free.

  9. To be honest, sometimes I think to myself, “smoking looks really cool.” Every time that comes to mind, I watch these videos.

    Please, never do it.

  10. I’m so glad that I never wanted to smoke. The smell of cigarettes grossed me out every time.

    But to everyone else who smoke and want to quit, don’t give up. Keep trying until you never want to touch another cigarette again.

  11. that horrible conspiracy theory, that cigarettes cause cancer was invented, by the liquor industry to get people to buy booze, rather than cigarettes. My doctor told me that to smoke a pack a day, keeps the doctor away. I've been smoking 2 packs a day for more than 50 years, and I guarantee., that I am in 100% better health, than you ever be.

    Reply

  12. When you have a hole in your neck, don't face the showerhead.

    Sᴜᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏᴜᴛ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴛᴜʙᴇ ʙᴇғᴏʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴇᴀᴛ.

    𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡; 𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡.

    ¢ρя ιѕ иσт мσυтн тσ мσυтн. ιт'ѕ мσυтн тσ ѕтσмα.

    𝓓𝓸𝓷'𝓽 𝓾𝓼𝓮 𝓼𝓹𝓻𝓪𝔂 𝓹𝓪𝓲𝓷𝓽.

    Be very careful shaving.

  13. I was around 7 years old the first time I saw this. I thought it was meant to be a funny ad about I don't even know what. Now, I look back and realize how wrong I was. I feel bad for the people that are addicted to smoking seeing how they are killing themselves but really can't stop.

  14. I’ve known smokers who quit. Keeping their sense of humor was difficult. This song and its lyrics can help —
    “Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette-
    Smoke, smoke, smoke yourself to death.
    Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
    you just hate to make him wait,
    but your just gotta have another cigarette."
    Search:
    Tex Williams smoke smoke music

  15. Your 7 years old your watching chowder the commercial break comes on, This plays your creeped out and tell your mother about it, She explains the situation you freak out and promise never to smoke a cigarette.

  16. I think the CPR one is very important. If any of them goes into respiratory arrest or something and any bystander knows CPR but does not know what the stoma is for, they wouldn't know that they need to perform respiration there.

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