Monday, April 8, 2019

Tips From Former Smokers Relaunches in Colorado

CDC’s TIP’s From Former Smokers® campaign relaunched on April 1, 2019, and will run for 27 weeks. Since 2012, the campaign, with state and local partners’ help to amplify its messages, has driven millions of smokers to make quit attempts through telling powerful, personal stories about smoking-related health effects. CDC will place TV and digital video ads in Colorado markets (Denver, Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Grand Junction‐Montrose and Albuquerque‐Santa Fe) for 24 weeks spanning April 1- September 30.

To address the various needs of special populations, the CDC TIP’s campaign also provides information on how smoking and secondhand smoke impact specific groups such as LGBTQ+, persons with mental health conditions, and Veterans. CDC’s support for those working with specific groups includes tailored content on smoking-related statistics and linkage to quit resources.  Despite the progress made as a result of policy and cessation efforts over the years, smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Colorado. Smoking kills over 5,000 Coloradans each year, and more than a quarter of cancer-related deaths statewide are attributable to smoking.

  • Free help is available through the Colorado QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or

Learn more about the health consequences caused by smoking and help spread the word with Tips materials, available in English or Spanish by clicking here.

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