16 Best Quit Smoking Videos of 2012
These quit smoking videos may take you a step closer to a smoke-free life
16 Best Quit Smoking Videos of 2012
Smoking. It’s one of the most costly and dangerous habits a person can have. Although kids and adults around the world are bombarded with anti-smoking messages on a regular basis, a significant number of the global population still smoke.
Check out the following “quit smoking!” videos to see if any of them will work for you (or a loved one). You never know—anti-smoking commercials in an Aussie accent may just do the trick for you!
Kennedy Foundation: Star Wars Smoking PSA
Nothing gets an anti-smoking campaign off to a good start like a
If your kid loves Star Wars, or if you are a die-hard fan from the first time around (who like those sequel prequels, anyway?), then maybe this is the message for you. After all, if the droids know smoking is bad for you, then you can simply not avoid the truth any longer!
Never Give Up Giving Up
This clever Tobacco Control Media public service announcement from Australia helps the real truth about quitting smoking to hit home: most people have to attempt to quit multiple times before they succeed. Check out this quick
The first time you try to quit, the new habit may not stick. But try, try again, and see if you can make it happen like this determined and entertaining campaign star (with one heck of a nice accent).
Way to Stop Smoking
This funny video offers perhaps the most creative way imaginable to quit smoking: remote control #### [info removed to make you feel like you have to click on this awesome video]. If only all spouses were this clever.
Before you head to the store to pick up everything you need to reenact this crazy “
The Doctors: How Smoking Affects Your Body
The truth ain’t pretty, and the famous television Doctors ain’t going to lie about it. Real, ugly lungs and all, you can watch as
The Doctors know their business, and they have thankfully devoted some time to helping provide people with the motivation to quit smoking. Check out their message and see if it does the trick for you.
HealthEMedia: The Dirty Truth about Smoking
Creative and kid-friendly, this short documentary targets kids 11–15. Charming Claymation meets the age-old angel-devil dyad in
Consider whether this short film may work in your classroom, or simply enjoy the clear and concise descriptions of the many reasons to avoid smoking. After all, sometimes kids say it best; give your kids the chance to learn how to stand up for themselves by showing them this great clip.
Terrie Hall: In Her Own Words
Listen to Terrie tell her story—stoma and all—to mesmerized students, and you will find yourself getting caught up in the drama of making your own decision about smoking. Let Terrie’s story help you help yourself. Motivation is never so sweet as when it comes with the gift of added years of healthy life.
“I Quit” Campaign Launch
Instead of emphasizing the anti-smoking message embraced by many public health campaigns, the
Just like a line of dominoes, this campaign aims to enable widespread, lasting, and meaningful reductions in the number of Singaporean smokers. By helping smokers find their own motivation and pursue the goal of a smoke-free life with thousands of others, this unique campaign offers a very special take on these two special words: I quit.
From Singapore to the U.K., anti-smoking campaigns around the world have certainly become more creative in the past few years. Britain’s new STOPtober campaign urges smokers to make October a very special month: the month they quit smoking for good.
By uniting people across the country with a supportive network for quitting and an entire month to advertise the new “quit smoking” effort, October has become more than just another month for difficult (and often failed) attempts. Check out the British government’s snazzy new campaign.
Australian Quit Smoking Commercial
Short and quite touching, this
But seriously, this commercial makes a great point in very little time. Give the Aussies just 60 seconds of your life, and get a very effective lesson in return.
Smoking Kills: The Bryan Curtis Story
Break out the tissues for this tragic video clip. From health and vitality to a painful demise and early death,
Seeing the true impact cigarettes can have on a man in the prime of his life offers a more relevant message to all smokers who think they have plenty of time before they will experience smoking’s negative side effects. Find out what happens when tobacco decides your time is up.
Quitting Smoking Timeline
QuitSmoking.com has created an excellent rundown of the changes you can expect—and how quickly you can expect them—when you quit smoking. The
Quitting isn’t easy, but understanding the immediate repair mission conducted by your body may just make it a bit more tolerable. Find out how long it takes for your body to fix blood pressure, skin cells, organ function, and more in this animated clip.
Do You Smoke?
Most health education classes in middle school whip out the Pink Lung, Black Lung pictures. Although those can be startling and, for some kids, quite effective, maybe it’s time to shift the anti-smoking education burden to the science teachers.
In this brief but amazing
“Quit Smoking Advice” by Allen Carr
A brief clip from BBC Horizon’s “We Love Cigarettes” documentary, this message from
Find out how this interesting character did it and think about following in his footsteps—his radical ideas on quitting may be just the push of encouragement you need!
Paul McKenna’s Stop Smoking Hypnoses with Ellen DeGeneres
Let’s face it: everybody loves Ellen, but
Viewers will get to see what hypnotherapy could offer them in terms of quitting assistance, but they will have to wait until the end to see whether the session makes an important difference in Ellen’s life. Oh, if only all of us could have celebrity hypnotists on call!
The History Channel: What’s in a Cigarette?
We all think we know the truth about cigarettes. They’re unhealthy and full of crazy chemicals, etc., etc. But few of us know the real list and nature of ingredients in the typical cigarette, nor how they are manufactured. For the curious among us, this
Whether or not the manufacturing journey of the average cigarette will motivate you or your loved ones to quit smoking, it can’t hurt to be armed with the factual knowledge about what goes into creating the typical “cancer stick.” Check it out.
MSNBC’s The Last Word: Obama’s Motivation to Quit Smoking
The White House family is often a beacon of health promotion, no matter the party in office. In the past few years, however, the President and First Lady have made health a major mission both outside and inside of their home. In fact, President Obama kicked the habit.
Listen to Michelle Obama talk about her husband’s battle with his habit, and find out what finally gave him the motivation he needed to make his most recent quit his last. If the President can find it in his schedule to make the switch stick, surely the rest of us can, too!
16 Best Quit Smoking Videos of 2012 Closing
“Quit smoking.” It’s the public health community’s favorite campaign message, and it’s something all smokers have heard a million times. Sometimes, it takes a personal kick in the pants to get the motivation to quit. Other times, a well-planned media message can spark the passion you need to begin your quitting process.
Take what you like from these excellent videos, and leave the rest. Quitting smoking is often a long and stressful experience. By using only the most helpful tips in the best of the best videos, you can take a step closer to a smoke-free life.