CDC: Tips from Former Smokers – Roosevelt’s Ad

Roosevelt never thought that at 45-years-old he would have a heart attack due to his smoking. In this TV ad, from CDC's "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign, he talks about the impact his smoking-related heart attack has had on his life.

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CDC: Tips from Former Smokers - Roosevelt's Ad

Roosevelt never thought that at 45-years-old he would have a heart attack due to his smoking. In this TV ad, from CDC's "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign, he talks about the impact his smoking-related heart attack has had on his life.

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19 thoughts on “CDC: Tips from Former Smokers – Roosevelt’s Ad

  1. Both my parents quit smoking well before I was born. My father has said it
    was the only New Year’s resolution that he actually kept. My father is a
    healthy 55-year-old now. My mother is 54. Although I cannot call her
    healthy due to the fact that she has a chronic illness, she suffers no
    long-term effects from smoking. I expect if she did, it would have made
    living with an autoimmune disease much harder.

  2. Thanks for your positive feedback regarding the CDC Tips campaign. Our goal
    is to share real stories about the negative consequences of smoking to
    motivate quit attempts and prevent young people from ever starting. We’re
    sorry to hear about the loss of your dad due to smoking, but it’s
    encouraging that your family finds that as further motivation to never
    start.

  3. Thank you for sharing your family’s story with us. We are glad to hear that
    both of your parents have been committed to staying smoke-free, not only
    for their health but yours as well. As soon as they quit, the body began to
    heal and reverse the damage caused by smoking. We are sorry to hear about
    your mother’s chronic illness, and wish her and your family the best.

  4. How did his heart attack stop him from playing basketball with his son? Is
    it because he is unable to exert himself anymore or he’ll have another one?

  5. It’s 2013. I’m surprised people still smoke. I’m even more surprised that
    tobacco companies are still in business. Smoking is soooooooooo 20th
    century.

  6. A heart attack is when a blood vessel that feeds the heart muscle gets
    blocked. This can sometimes damage the heart muscle which can cause
    complications. For example, a person might have so much damage that their
    heart can’t pump very well, making them short of breath or tired. This can
    be temporary or long lasting. If there is a lot of damage to the heart
    after a heart attack, a person might not be able to be as active as before
    their heart attack.

  7. I smoked for 17 years and never thought I would of had a problem. I was
    always active in sports and thought I was indestructible. At age 43 I had a
    99% blockage in my RCA and now my life is a living hell. I cannot do none
    of the things I used to. It is hard for me to even walk through a grocery
    store with my wife. Not to mention living every day with pain. Do yourself
    a big favor and quit before you to have to experience this kind of life.

  8. Wait a second, let me get my mom so she can tell you how terrible the
    complications are from smoking. Oh, I just remembered she can’t because she
    died at the sge of 53. She won’t be telling anyone anything anymore. Don’t
    smoke, it’s a nasty way to die. Would have my dad leave his comments, but
    he also died from complications from smoking.

  9. Oh hello! Have you tried – Equit Amazing Smoke Free (search on google)? Ive
    heard some awesome things about it and my cousin got amazing money with
    it. 

  10. I could keep my smoke count at about 4-6 a day, remember the cowboys never
    go out like that cause they work very hard so u can balance toxins u put
    in, plus I got yoga

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