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Smoking causes 16 types of cancer

Date posted: 10 February 2015

On 8 February 2015, Making Smoking History launched its new, state-wide campaign '16 Cancers'. The hard hitting campaign highlights both the common and lesser known cancers that can be caused by smoking and emphasises the immediate and long term consequences these cancers can have on a person's life.

The campaign includes powerful West Australian (WA) made television advertising depicting the shocking effects of smoking related cancers and their capacity to take away life's simple pleasures, such as speaking and eating. Support advertising across press, radio, outdoor, online and social media will highlight all 16 cancers which can be caused by smoking. The advertisements using highly emotive and graphic imagery to illustrate that cancer from smoking can have a devastating and debilitating impact on smokers' lives. The advertisements finish with the line 'There are 16 different types of cancers caused by smoking...and you have one clear way to reduce your risk'.

The campaign will run from the 8 February to 21 March 2015, in both metropolitan and regional areas of WA. People who smoke are encouraged to visit the Make Smoking History website (link below) or call the Quitline for support to stop smoking.

Source: Department of Health WA


Last updated: 10 February 2015
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