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Using Ex-Smokers to Spur Others to Quit (continued)

This year the ads will cost slightly less than they did last year, $48 million, and be paid for by the Affordable Care Act. The C.D.C. estimates that about 85 percent of smokers will see them at least once a week through June. The primary audience for the new ads is broad: people between the ages of 18 and 54. But several target specific groups.

One of the new television commercials shows a diabetic smoker who developed kidney failure, blindness in one eye, and had one of his legs amputated. Smoking greatly increases the likelihood of diabetes complications. Yet that doesn’t seem to stop many people with diabetes from lighting up: the smoking rate among diabetics is the same as the rate in the general population, said Dr. Tim McAfee, director of the C.D.C.’s office on smoking and health.

“That’s mostly because that word hasn’t gotten out,” he said.

Several of the ads feature people who suffered lung damage from secondhand smoke even though they never picked up a cigarette, including a 7-year-old boy with asthma and a man who worked in a casino. Another ad shows an Alaska Native and member of the Tlingit tribe, Michael, 57, whose smoking habit left him in need of a lung transplant.

“I have a tip for you,” he says in one commercial. “If your doctor gives you five years to live, spend it talking with your grandchildren. Explain to them that your grandpa is not going to be around anymore to share his wisdom and his love. I haven’t figured out how to do that yet, and I’m running out of time.”