The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health seeking individuals to share their story.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health is recruiting additional candidates to be considered for an upcoming national education campaign, Tips From Former Smokers (TIPS). The CDC is asking for real people who have had life-changing, smoking-related health problems will be featured. You can be assured that all applications will be treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity.

Currently seeking ex-smokers who:

  • from all backgrounds, and particularly who are of Asian descent.
  • have or have had macular degeneration that was linked to cigarette smoking (age 30-65)
  • used cigars with cigarettes or used cigarillos or little cigars with or without cigarettes, thinking cigars, cigarillos and little cigars were healthier than cigarettes and developed a serious health condition while smoking (ages 20-60)
  • used e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco to cut back on some cigarettes would be good for your health; and
  • despite cutting back, you were later diagnosed with a serious health condition

Individuals should be comfortable sharing their story publicly and be able to articulate how their smoking-related condition changed their life.

If you are interested, have questions or concerns, please send them to CDC representative, Crystal Bruce at & put “Recruitment Questions” in the subject line.

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