Tobacco companies fight to keep smoke in our eyes—and lungs


From LA Times: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control had some good news for the health of the American public this week: Its graphic commercials showing the ravages of smoking-related illness are having a dramatic effect on people’s desire to quit, according to a story published this week by USA Today. It’s hard to ignore a real-life throat-cancer patient who speaks in a barely comprehensible rasp as she dons her wig, her false teeth and an artificial larynx for the day. This and similar ad spots have led to a sharp increase in calls and visits to the government’s smoking-cessation hotline and tips website.
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