ATLANTA, Georgia - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will kick off a new anti-smoking campaign Monday.
It's the agency's second set of ads featuring real-life stories from people harmed by tobacco.
The CDC hopes the campaign, called "Tips From Former Smokers," will save lives, save money and reduce the suffering caused by smoking.
According to the CDC, tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
It affects 8 million people and triggers $200 million a year in health care costs.
An estimated 1,200 people die from tobacco use every day.
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An Akron woman finally accessed the troubled healthcare.gov website Monday only to find she can't afford the insurance they're offering.
The folks in charge of fixes at Healthcare.gov released a progress report on the capacity and performance of the health insurance shopping and enrollment system on Sunday.