CDC handout of an anti-smoking campaign advertisement

 
CDC handout of an anti-smoking campaign advertisement
Undated handout image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an advertisement for a new anti-smoking campaign. U.S. health officials launched a $54 million advertising campaign on Thursday depicting the health risks of smoking in gruesome detail, offering the latest salvo in the government's campaign to de-glamorize cigarette smoking. The advertising blitz, called "Tips From Former Smokers," is intended to counteract the estimated $10.5 billion a year -- or $27 million per day -- spent by tobacco companies to market and promote cigarettes in the United States. REUTERS/CDC/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY MEDIA) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS