CDC launches second anti-smoking campaign

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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