The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting participants to be featured in future Tips from Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaigns. For 10 years, the Tips® campaign has featured real stories of people negatively impacted by smoking or secondhand smoke exposure. Their stories have inspired more than 1 million people to successfully quit smoking.
CDC is seeking the stories of:
- Individuals who used to smoke cigarettes and are living with a disease such as cancer, COPD or another lung disease, heart disease, and/or stroke.
- People who used to smoke who have a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety that might have improved due, in part, to quitting smoking.
- Family members or loved ones who regularly care for a person who used to smoke cigarettes and who is living with a disease, such as cancer, COPD or another lung disease, heart disease, and/or stroke.
All applicants must have been tobacco-free for at least 6 months.
If you’d like to share the story of how your life has changed because of a smoking-related disease, visit joinCDCtips.org or email contactus@joinCDCtips.org. You can also call 1 (884) 4-TIPS-NOW. Applicants must respond by May 14th, 2021.
Note: Quitting smoking may be one of the most important steps toward better health that a person with HIV can take. Learn about the impact of smoking on people with HIV and find resources to help quit.
View CDC’s profile of Brian I., a former Tips® participant with HIV.