Blumenthal Praises Nationwide CDC Anti-Smoking Campaign

(Washington, DC) – Today, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) commended the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its launch of a new paid media campaign to prevent youth smoking and provide resources to quit smoking.

“This proactive and powerful media effort can help save people from tobacco related death and disease,” said Blumenthal. “ Reaching young people through such ads has been proved to work— using media in the fight against tobacco can save dollars and lives. I will continue the fight in Connecticut and across the country to ensure that our young people stay healthy and tobacco-free.” 

Last week the Surgeon General released a report on tobacco use among youth and young adults examining the social, environmental, and marketing influences that encourage people to begin smoking. The report indicates that mass media can be effective in preventing smoking among youth and adults.

Information on the advertisements and additional resources to help quit smoking can be found here and here.

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