BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Normally, when you see an anti-smoking ad, it is from agencies that are trying to get people to stop smoking, but you will now see ads about the dangers of smoking from tobacco companies.
This comes after tobacco companies were court-ordered to run advertisements telling the truth about the dangers of cigarettes and secondhand smoke.READ MORE: Video Shows Baltimore County Man Elias Costianes In Senate Elevator, Chambers During Capitol Riot
These advertisements began running Friday, and will continues for the next year.READ MORE: Baltimore Fifth Grader Wins National Competition Asking Contestants To Give Economic Advice To President Joe Biden
Here are some of the messages of the ads:MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Shot In South Baltimore Thursday Afternoon, Police Say; 4th Child Shot In City In Past Week
- Smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans. Every day.
- Smoking is highly addictive. Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco.
- Secondhand smoke kills over 38,000 Americans each year.
- There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.