CDC: 104,000 Quit Smoking Due to "Tips from Former Smokers" Campaign

More than 1.8 million smokers attempted to quit and an estimated 104,000 quit smoking for good as a result of a 2014 federal anti-smoking campaign, according to a new survey by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And the ads are still having a “significant impact,” Atlanta-based CDC says.

The ads feature people and their struggles with smoking-related health issues, including cancer, gum disease, premature birth, and stroke caused by smoking combined with HIV.

About 80 percent of U.S. adult cigarette smokers who were surveyed reported seeing at least one television ad from Phase 2 of the 2014 campaign, the CDC said.

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