As part of the tobacco lawsuit settlement with many states, a financial settlement was paid to the state for use in anti-tobacco and tobacco education campaigns. The Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission was created by the General Assembly as one of three entities to invest North Carolina's portion of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. These excellent radio spots are part of their efforts under a campaign entitled “Tobacco. Reality. Unfiltered.”
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Public Service Announcements
HPV & Oral Cancer
OCF teams with Emmy and Tony winning actress Blythe Danner to produce national TV public service announcement
Blythe Danner has graced stage, big screen, and TV for decades, and is, without question, one of Americas acting treasures. Mother to Gwyneth Paltrow, in 2002 she lost her husband director / producer Bruce Paltrow to oral cancer. (Read more about Bruce Paltrow in the People section of the web site. ) Not only did she donate her time to help OCF produce this emotionally powerful piece, she was instrumental in obtaining the pro bono help of producer/director Scott Winant, and writer/producer Eric Lapidus to make this piece come together. If you are in the media industry and would like to use this PSA, please contact the foundation and we will provide you a Beta SP version of it at no charge.
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OCF teams with 3-time Emmy winner Jack Klugman to talk about the early detection of oral cancer on national TV spots
Famous for his roles as medical examiner Quincy, and Oscar in the TV series The Odd Couple, Klugman who is an oral and throat cancer survivor, speaks about the value of early detection.
Mr. Klugman generously donated his time to make this public service announcement. If you are n the media industry and would like to use this PSA, please contact the foundation and we will provide you a Beta SP version of it at no charge.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About
(but were afraid to ask)
The British Dental Health Foundation and OralCDx, have collaborated to put together a public oriented presentation entitled "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mouth Cancer (but were afraid to ask)". Covers all the basics of early discovery and diagnosis.
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Eszterhas Takes Aim at Smoking in Movies
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation launch anti-smoking campaign .
These public service announcements were produced by the
American Dental Association in thier ongoing efforts to educate
the American public about the dangers and risks of tobacco
use in all its forms.
*All file are windows media (click here for the free player)
Spit Tobacco Risks
Cal Ripkin Jr. discusses spit tobacco and the risks associated with using it.
Once associated with tough guys, elder statesment and yesterday's comedians, cigars have changed their image. Today, both young men and women are taking the cue from cigar smoking celebrities and lighting up with abandon. The American Dental Association offers excerpts from its video news release Cigars: What's So Cool About Bad Breath, Stained Teeth and Oral Cancer? to present the oral-health risks behind this suddenly glamorous habit.
View the ADA's multimedia presentation on the importance of early detection and oral cancer screening. This clip includes comments by the surgeon general and quotes statistics related to oral cancer.
Brought to you by the American Cancer Society, Cancer Survivors Network, this is an interview with three OCF members who regularly post on the Oral Cancer Foundation's Patient/Survivor Message Board. They discuss issues related to the survival of oral cancer. Total playing time about 30 minutes (in 5 minute segments).
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ADA public service announcement on oral cancer and early detection.
Eva Grayzel and Cynthia Payne relate their stories of diagnosis, treatment and survival of oral cancer with comments by Dr. Howard Cobb.