When Tiffany was 16, her mother—a cigarette smoker—died of lung cancer. Tiffany quit smoking at 34 because she wanted to be around for her own daughter, who had just turned 16. In this 60 second PSA from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Tiffany offers tips on how to quit. Created: 3/28/2013 by Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Date Released: 8/8/2013. Series Name: CDC Radio.
I’m Tiffany. I have some tips for you on how to quit smoking, like I did. First, I did some reading about it. I found a lot of great advice on how to quit smoking and picked out the ways I thought would work best for me. I started by setting a quit date. Then I threw out my ashtrays, lighters, and matches. I did other things, too, like exercising more. And it worked. But I’d still get cravings. Especially on long car rides. To help me with that, I put a picture of my mother in my car. She died of lung cancer from smoking cigarettes when I was only 16. Now, I have a 16-year-old daughter. That picture of my mother reminds me that I don’t want to miss all the things my daughter is going to do in her life, including turning 17.
[Announcer] You can quit. For free help, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. A message from the US Department of Health and Human Services and CDC.