WATCH: CDC Antismoking Campaign Targets LGBT Community
BY Sunnivie Brydum
March 29 2013 6:05 PM ET
In the latest installment of its year-old smoking cessation campaign, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reaching out to the LGBT community, where tobacco use is nearly double that of the general population, according to CNN.
The "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign depicts the harsh realities of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, according to a press release announcing the $54 million campaign. In addition to online videos, the campaign also includes TV, radio and print ads.
In its first video aimed at the LGBT community, the CDC shares the story of Ellie, a 57-year-old woman who describes herself as "an active member of the LGBT community." Ellie isn't a smoker, but she began having asthma attacks after working as a bartender in a gay bar that allowed patrons to smoke.
Hear more of Ellie's story below.
- WATCH: The 12 Gayest Holiday Spectaculars Ever!
- These Couples Prove Love Is Love
- Salvation Army 'Does Not Consider Homosexual Orientation a Sin'
- Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License
- Op-ed: What I Didn't Learn in Catholic School
- WATCH: Pastor Rick Warren's Orwellian 'Doublespeak' on Marriage Equality
- Entertainment News Musto: Tom Daley & Maria Bello Are Bi, Get Used To It 11 min 55 sec ago
- Television WATCH: The 12 Gayest Holiday Spectaculars Ever! 7:00 AM
- Comedy Op-ed: What I Didn't Learn in Catholic School 6:00 AM
- Day in LGBT America PHOTOS: These Couples Prove Love Is Love 5:00 AM
- World News German President Will Boycott Sochi Olympics December 08 2013 3:16 PM
- Marriage Equality Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License December 08 2013 2:31 PM
- Comedy WATCH: Ellen and Portia Recreate Bound 2 December 08 2013 2:15 PM