Essay on Anti Smoking Ads
For example, one of the “Tip from Former Smokers” ad involves a woman named Terrie Lynn Hall. In a commercial, she explains how she gets ready for her day after undergoing treatments that caused her to lose her hair and her teeth, and to have a laryngectomy, or a partial or complete removal of the larynx from the throat. In an interview, Hall has stated that she used to be a smoker for 23 years, and as a result, she can no longer swim, she has not blown her nose in 11 years and she never will again. Another TV commercial featured a man named Bill Busse, who is from Michigan and diagnosed with diabetes. His diabetes became much worse as a result of smoking. He explains that he has faced numerous health issues such as kidney failure, blindness in one eye, and a leg amputated due to poor circulation.
Commercial ads aren’t the only form of advertising that the anti-smoking campaigns used. They used radio ads as well. For example, there is a 30 second radio ad on the CDC website that featured a woman named Jessica, who is from Michigan and the mother of a child who has a severe case of asthma. Jessica herself has