The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips® campaign has been successful because of people like you. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Everyone’s story is different, but they all started with a cigarette. Share your story to help us encourage others to quit smoking.
Are you a person who used to smoke cigarettes and have been diagnosed with a smoking-related health condition, such as:
Are you a person who used to smoke cigarettes and have been diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety?
Additionally, do you have a family member or other loved one who regularly takes care of you and would like to share their caregiving story as well?
In the past 10 years, more than 40 people have bravely shared their stories through the Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign. Their tips on how to live with a smoking-related disease or disability show the impact of smoking on the person who smokes as well as on their family members or loved ones who take care of them. The people featured in the Tips campaign know how hard it is to quit smoking. But they also know it can be even harder if you don’t quit.
From 2012-2018, the campaign has helped more than 16.4 million people who smoke try to quit and approximately 1 million quit successfully.
The Tips From Former Smokers campaign is managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Participants are selected based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
The selection process may take several months. We will communicate with you throughout the process.
We will pay for all travel, lodging, and expenses for you to attend filming, photography, and/or recording sessions. Additionally, a one-time $2,500 payment will be provided to those hired to be part of the campaign.
References to tobacco on this website are referring to commercial tobacco and not the sacred and traditional use of tobacco by some American Indian communities.