CDC Seeks Former Smokers for Ad Campaign, Deadline Extended to 6/5


8A-2014-06-01-CDC-terrie-full adThe CDC is conducting a national search for their Tips from Former Smokers Ad Campaign. This is a paid position. The campaign pays $2,500 + Travel for those who are selected.

They’re looking for ex-smokers of all ethnicities, particularly Asians, who suffer from any illnesses as a result of their smoking. Or even those who just quit. Tips encourages people to quit smoking by showing the toll that smoking-related illnesses take on smokers and their loved ones. The hard-hitting ads show people living with the real and painful consequences of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.

For details about this search, including how to respond, please see this notice: 2015-Tips-Campaign-Recruitment-Flyer-All-Conditions.

From their Tips for Asian Americans page:

If you are Asian American, you are part of a population with several languages, dialects, and cultures. Smoking is less common among Asian Americans than other racial/ethnic groups in the United States. (For example, about one in ten Asian American adults smokes cigarettes.) However, cigarette smoking varies among the different subpopulations.

Subpopulation Cigarette Smoking Rate
Korean 26.6%
Vietnamese 21.5%
Filipino 16.7%
Japanese 12.1%
Asian Indian 11.9%
Chinese 8.8%

Why is this important?
Smoking increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, and stroke—which already are leading causes of death for Asian Americans.

You may have seen videos from the national ad campaign in the past, stories of real people, not actors. Find out more about their previous campaigns on USA Today as well as the results and impact from previous campaigns.

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