Washington: Hard-hitting ads featuring first-person stories from former smokers prompted more than 200,000 Americans to immediately give up tobacco, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a study published Monday.Half that number is likely to stay off tobacco forever, according to the study that appeared in British medical journal The Lancet.The CDC`s $54 million media campaign in March-June 2012 dwelled on real-life stories from ex-smokers struggling with smoking-related illnesses and disabilities.
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