The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new round of Tips From Former Smokers (Tips) Campaign messages to raise awareness about the harmful health effects of smoking.

The Tips campaign profiles real people who are living with serious long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke, including heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Buerger’s disease. This campaign also shines a spotlight on people who are caring for a loved one living with a smoking-related disease.

CDC launched its first Tips campaign in 2012 to lower smoking rates and save lives. In it’s eighth year, the Tips campaign continues to provide new resources for public health professionals, tobacco control advocates, and coalitions who are working to prevent tobacco use in their communities. Resources include social media content, videos, print ads, buttons and badges and other content tailored for specific audiences. These resources are also available in Spanish.

For more information about the Tips campaign and resources for quitting smoking, visit