Thursday, July 26, 2012

Former Smokers Needed for Ad Campaign - Pays $2,500

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking for people willing to share their stories about how smoking as changed their lives in a national advertising campaign. CDC is looking for real people who have suffered through chronic bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, heart attack or asthma due to cigarette smoke exposure. You can earn $2,500 if you are willing to tell your story to millions of receptive smokers ready to quit, and have the following health background:

  • Suffered a heart attack due to secondhand smoke exposure and are age 55 years or younger
  • Suffered symptomatic COPD due to smoking and are ages 30 through 50 years
  • Suffered diabetes and its accompanying health problems caused by smoking and are age 55 years of younger
  • Suffered a serious asthma attack triggered by secondhand smoke exposure and are ages 18 through 30 years
  • Successfully quit smoking and have a compelling story about strategies that helped - and are aged 50 years or younger
You also must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a non-smoker or tobacco-free for at least six months
  • Have a doctor is willing to sign a legal statement saying tobacco caused and/or contributed to your health condition
  • Be able to travel to New York City for filming in October 2012
If you meet these qualifications and are interested in participating, contact Mimi Webb Miller at 303.452.0863 or Leslie Rhoades at 310.968.6409. For examples of previous taped stories, go to CDC.

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