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Smokers Learn Hard Lesson; Celebs Regret Habit; Hope For The Quitters
Celebs Who Say No
Smokers Suck

Smokers Learn Hard Lesson ; Celebs Regret Habit; Hope For The Quitters


When ex-Beatle George Harrison died of lung cancer after years of chain-smoking, it was a sobering reminder for baby boomers of the deadly risks of tobacco.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/356442.html

Celebs Who Say No



Boyz II Men

No way the dynamic BoyzIIMen musicians are going to let tobacco smoke hurt their performance. These young Motown stars choose to make a strong statement to young and old alike about the advantages of living smoke-free. The Boyz talk about teen smoking and their new campaign to help teen quit, "Smokefree---It's the New Evolution." Read the most frequently asked questions to the Boyz.

Christy Turlington

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and cover model/entrepreneur Christy Turlington in communicating a smoke-free message to teens in your school and community. With teen smoking rates still on the rise, we need your help to let students know the real deal about tobacco.

Derek Jeter/Andres Galarraga

This poster features short-stop Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and Braves' first baseman Andres Galarraga with a message about why you don't need to use dip/chew tobacco to be an All-Star.

John Smoltz

This poster features Braves' Cy Young winning pitcher John Smoltz discouraging the use of smokeless products.

Troy Aikman

This hip anti-spit poster features NFL Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Troy Aikman. As a former user, Aikman speaks out about the dangers of dip/chew tobacco.

Steve Young

This anti-drug poster features NFL quarterback Steve Young. Young serves as a role model to youth by emphasizing sports participation as a positive alternative to drug use.

MTV Talks Tobacco

Featuring several stars of MTV, this 18-minute video focuses on youth musical sensations. These young celebrities exchange their views on smoking, dating, and other key issues of teenage life, young adulthood, and healthy lifestyles.

In the first segment of this two-part video, former cast members of MTV's Real World talk candidly about the pitfalls of cigarette smoking. The second part features Gabrielle Reese, a professional volleyball player, model, and former host MTV Sports, discussing the effects of cigarette smoking on physical fitness with street luge champion Roger Hickey.

My Kids

My Kids is a special report to help parents gain expert advice on how to keep their children free from substance abuse. Host Mark Hamill (Star Wars) guides viewers through a 30-minute video that describes resources for parents, gives tips from health care professionals, and offers testimonials from teenagers and adults, and features recording artist/musician and parent Richard Marx, who shares his concern about his children's future.

SLAM

This 15-minute video tells the story of Leslie Nuchow, a talented young singer/songwriter. Leslie founded and organized the Virginia SLAM!, a counter-concert held to protest the use of music to market cigarettes and to heighten public awareness of the health risks of tobacco use among women. Since that first concert in 1997, SLAM! has become a growing movement supported by celebrity artists, including Jill Sobule, Shawn Mullins, and the Indigo Girls.
Source: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/celebs.htm

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