Essay on Anti Smoking Ads

1301 Words Nov 9th, 2013 6 Pages
CDC Anti-Smoking Campaign Ads From the common cold to deadly viruses, there are threats to public health everywhere in the world, whether they are caused naturally, intentionally, or accidentally. Providing strategic direction and support against these threats is a national health organization known as the CDC (or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The CDC is one of the most predominate national health institutes the United States and the world. Its main office is located in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the CDC website, the CDC organization has been dedicated for more than six decades to the sole purpose of “protecting the health of the public and promoting quality of life through control and prevention of injuries, …show more content…
Also, there have been cases where these people had to stop doing the activities that they once enjoyed, as would worsen their conditions. These people aren’t actors. They all speak from experience and have come together to deliver a single, powerful message to the general public: stop smoking now. And if you’re not smoking, don’t ever start.
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

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