News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Letters

September 17, 2013

READERS' FORUM: Sept. 17, 2013

Getting inspired to quit smoking

I hope everyone in the Wabash Valley has seen the “Tips from Former Smokers” tobacco prevention commercials now playing on television, radio, in newspapers and on billboards.

These ads show real people telling real stories, giving voice to over 8 million Americans who are suffering from smoking-related chronic diseases. They are hard-hitting and emotionally compelling.

But they are exactly the kinds of commercials that are proven to support smokers to try to quit.

Last year, 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking because of the “Tips from Former Smokers” media campaign; and 200,000 Americans had quit smoking immediately following the three-month campaign. Almost 80 percent of smokers and almost 75 percent of nonsmokers recalled seeing at least one of the ads, and millions talked with loved ones about quitting.

Here in Indiana, calls to the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, doubled when the ads were on air. The more we can get Hoosiers to try to quit, the more likely we can help them quit for good.  

The ads tell the stories of real people struggling with the kinds of smoking-related diseases that are far too common — including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more severe adult asthma and complications from diabetes. They show how these illnesses have changed the way these people have to live their lives.

Similar stories from Indiana can be seen at www.quitnow

indiana.com.

Most smokers say they want to quit, and showing real stories can change the lives and health of Hoosiers.

You can still see the ads on www.cdc.gov/tips. I hope they help inspire you or someone you know to try to quit. And I hope you’ll call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or visit www.equitnow.com to access free quit support.

— Tina Elliott

Community Relations

Director

Indiana Rural

Health Association

Terre Haute

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Video Shows Smiling American Bomber in Syria Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Sirens After Explosions in Israel Raw: Planes With MH17 Victims Land in Eindhoven Raw: Violent Clashes Between Libyan Militias US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes
NDN Video
GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" Trailer is Here! Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity