CDC Resumes Anti-Smoking Campaign

The agency’s focus is on menthol cigarettes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running nationwide ads featuring former smokers’ stories of health dangers. The agency’s campaign is particularly focused on menthol cigarettes, promoting messages and free resources to help adults quit smoking.

“Many of this year’s new ads include messaging about the harms of menthol cigarettes, which can contribute to tobacco-related health disparities,” the CDC stated. “Menthol in cigarettes can make it easier to start smoking and harder to quit.”

“While cigarette smoking among adults has declined, it remains the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States, and some groups continue to be affected more than others,” said Director Deirdre Lawrence Kittner of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Director Mandy Cohen as she leads the CDC.
  • For U.S. health officials as they seek to reduce behaviors that cause preventable diseases.

Sources: U.S. News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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