Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What’s with the hard-hitting emotional and graphic
ads? Why not something more positive?
get these questions a lot, and although ads like these may seem extreme, exposure to
emotional or graphic advertisements is strongly associated with motivating
smokers to make quit attempts. While, on the other hand, numerous studies
have shown that advertisements not
containing emotional or graphic messaging, have little to no effect on smokers making a quit attempt.1
does this really mean? Quit attempts are what leads to successful quitting2
So the more smokers motivated to make quit attempts,
the more successful quitters and the result is less pain, suffering and death
caused by smoking.
What new information are these ads really
offering? Everyone knows cigarettes are bad for you.
While most know the danger of smoking cigarettes, it is
still the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than
480,000 Americans every year.3
These ads serve as a reminder of the dangers of
smoking as well as inform smokers about resources available to help them quit.
Do you have additional questions concerning these ads?
Tell us about it. Contact us here
Weight Worries (click here for more information)
About 2/3 of quitters will gain some weight, usually 10 pounds or less.
Your Triggers (click here for more information)
We pair smoking with the things that we do. We get used to lighting up while driving or after meals. It's time to keep track of your triggers so you can be ready for them when you quit.
Low Calorie Tips (click here for more information)
Choose sweet treats with less than 100 calories, such as a cup of strawberries, a peach, a frozen fruit pop,
1/4-cup raisins, 1/2-cup cottage cheese, or low fat yogurt.
Have you quit, are you looking to quit? Tell us about it.
Did you know
, talking to a quit coach can increase you
success in quitting by 70%
with other smokers by 50%
Join the online community
, or call 1-866-NY-QUITS
Quit for you, quit for those you love.
Education Campaigns Reduce Tobacco Use, Meg Riordan, December 29,
A., et al. (2010). "Creating positive turbulence: a tobacco quit plan for
California." Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health,
California Tobacco Control Program.
CDC website, Frequently Asked Questions About the
Tips Campaign, http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/about/faq.html