Topic: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Government's Ad Campaign Convinced 100,000 Smokers to Kick the Habit

CDC says results exceeded expectations

The government's stop smoking advertising campaign convinced more than 200,000 Americans to kick the habit at last, of which about 100,000 will quit permanently, according to data released Monday from…

CDC Adds New Ads to Successful Anti-Smoking Campaign

New ads look at how the habit affects loved ones

Soon after the government abandoned the court fight over its proposed scary warning labels on cigarette packages, it returned to what works: advertising. The Centers for Disease Control will launch…

Fed's Anti-Smoking Fear Campaign Scares Up Quitters

50,000 dump the habit

Fear works. The federal government's use of scare tactics in its national ad campaign to stop smoking has prompted a record number of smokers to give up the habit. According…