New Shocking US Government Anti-Smoking Campaign Launched

June 24, 2014 7:25 PM

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New Shocking US Government Anti-Smoking Campaign Launched

Anti-smoking campaigns are not supposed to be fun, easy to watch, or enjoyable, but the latest ad campaign from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might just be too much, say media reports. The campaign was released on Tuesday under the title “Tips from Former Smokers”. It includes several ads featuring a middle aged couple, both of them toothless because of smoking, a male whose throat has a hole in it, owing to the same habit, and a mother who gave birth before term – you’ve guessed it! – also because of smoking.

Another jarring apparition in the ad series is Terrie Hall, from North Carolina, who was previously featured in a similar campaign. Hall, aged 53, recently died of oral and throat cancer. Before her demise, she also experienced the loss of her larynx. The previous videos that she shot for the CDC we...

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