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FOCUS ON HEALTH - After what the agency is calling a highly successful run, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's admittedly graphic anti-smoking campaign "Tips from a Smoker" launches a new set of ads showing how smokers families are effected by their habit.
Terrie Hall was featured in the first round of the campaign and she hopes her story will give smokers the incentive they need to quit for good.
"If it saves lives, that's what it's all about," Hall said.
The CDC says after the first campaign launched last year, calls to a national quit smoking line doubled and visits to the website smoke-free.gov tripled.
The CDC's Dr. Thomas Frieden says those numbers translate into lives saved.
"About one in five people who call a quit line succeed long term in quitting. That means about 40,000 people just of those who called and many more tried on their own. That's lots of people who will not die from a tobacco related disease because of heroes like Terry, Bill, Tiffany who are telling their story," he said.
The new set of ads will start showing up next week and in preparation, the CDC has been re-running the first set of ads..
They say there has already been an increase in calls by people looking to quit.