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True To Ourselves

These places are where we can be true to ourselves. See why we can’t let tobacco use take the life out of our spaces.

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this playlist is: Silhouetted by flashing green lights, a couple leans on a balcony railing overlooking the first floor of a club. A woman walks through a crowded dance floor. Quick cuts show a series of photographs of friends and couples laughing and posing. Sitting close together against a black wall, three men and one woman smile and laugh. A woman and man, both dressed in sparkly gold, smile and laugh against a red curtain. MALE NARRATOR: It's on these nights out where we get our life. The photos show two lesbian couples laughing and doing silly poses in front of a white curtain. A butch black woman holds a femme woman. A white woman in a crop top laughs and poses with a woman with tattoos. A tattooed arm pulls back a black curtain to reveal a packed dance floor. Lights flash and a DJ holds a hand up. NARRATOR: These places are where we can be true to ourselves. Outside the bar, men in tank tops stand and talk on the sidewalk. NARRATOR: So let's be true to our bodies too. A group of people cross a street toward a bar with a thatched roof decorated with beach balls and rainbow flags. A time-lapse shot shows the exterior of a gay bar at night. Over the patio, rainbow neon lights are illuminated while on the street, cars and people pass quickly by. A woman takes a pack of cigarettes from her purse. A man takes a cigarette from a pack. NARRATOR: Because even the occasional cigarette on the patio can still damage nearly every part of our bodies. A group of people dance on an outdoor patio. A couple leans close together on a porch at night. Quick cuts show people dancing and laughing on the dance floor. NARRATOR: Let's live free, and not just occasionally or sometimes, but always free from tobacco. Lit by green light, a white man in a tank top dances with a bald black man on the crowded dance floor. Other groups of people smile and dance. White text appears in a black shape on a yellow background over a row of social media icons. ON SCREEN TEXT: This Free Life FREEDOM TO BE, TOBACCO-FREE. VISIT US @ThisFreeLife FEMALE NARRATOR: This free life, freedom to be tobacco-free. For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

The Moment

Living tobacco-free can tip the scale in your favor. Watch to see it happen.

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this playlist is: Light pop music plays.
Two women walking down a sidewalk at night step inside a tall gate lit with bright lanterns as a person holding a smartphone walks out. The women pass through a front yard decorated with colored string lights as a woman with a red mohawk walks past them. Two women sit on the front porch steps. One of the women waves as the women enter the house.
A hand pulls back a translucent curtain, revealing people dancing in a living room amid candles and white string lights. A woman holding a bottle of water smiles as she walks past. A group of people dance amid colored lights.
The camera enters the kitchen where a woman with blonde highlights stands in front of an open refrigerator. As the camera approaches, she looks back over her shoulder and smiles. She reaches towards the camera, then walks out into the backyard. A large group of people gather in the backyard under hanging lightbulbs and white string lights. The woman turns and smiles as she continues walking.
The woman smiles as she places her hand on the shoulder of a woman dressed in a seafoam green shirt, seated on a wooden bench. The woman on the bench reaches out and shakes hands with a woman dressed in a black vest. The two women smile at each other.
WOMAN: This is that moment when being tobacco free tips the scale. I stopped smoking 'cause I didn't like how it smells.
Light streams out from a projector set on a bookshelf. The two women sit beside each other on the floor, under the projector. The woman in the seafoam green shirt lays her hand on top of the other woman's hand on the wood floor. Then they both smile at each other.
WOMAN: I stayed tobacco free 'cause this life is too good to be cut short.
Black brush strokes cover the entire screen as white cursive text appears over a series of small, pink brush strokes. White print text appears to the left of the pink brush strokes. White text and a pink "@" symbol set above a row of social media icons appears below. Small, white text appears at the bottom of the screen beside the Department of Health & Human Services and the FDA logos.
ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT:
This Free Life
FREEDOM TO BE TOBACCO-FREE.
VISIT US @ThisFreeLife
Brought to you by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
ON SCREEN TEXT:
ON SCREEN TEXT:
WOMAN: This Free Life: Freedom To Be Tobacco-Free. For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov

Tip The Scale

Live for these moments and don't cut your life short by smoking cigarettes.

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this playlist is: Muffled dance music thuds behind the glowing door to a club. A couple people walk past a line of people and through the door. Inside, lights flash and a DJ presides over a packed dance floor. Three men are visible in a three-way split screen, lit by green, red, and blue lights.
The red-lit man wears a sheer tank top and locks eyes with a bald black man as he enters the club. The dapper green-lit man lowers his phone to stare at a smiling man leaning on the bar.
MALE NARRATOR: This is that moment when being tobacco-free tips the scale.
The blue-lit man wears his blond hair short and looks over as he dances, catching the eye of a man with longish hair.
NARRATOR: I stopped smoking 'cause I didn't like how it smelled.
The screen splits into thirds again, and each couple is visible in a window lit in their respective color. The green-lit men hug. The blue-lit men smile at one another and the blond man brushes the other's long hair behind his ear, letting his hand rest on the man's shoulder.
NARRATOR: I stay tobacco-free 'cause this life is too good to cut short.
The red-lit men smile and dance together on the packed dance floor. The green-lit men sit together talking and laughing inaudibly on a quiet balcony. The blue-lit men peer over a balcony railing together, the blond man's arm around the other.
White text appears in a blue shape and on a black background over a row of white social media icons.
ON SCREEN TEXT: This Free Life
FREEDOM TO BE, TOBACCO-FREE.
VISIT US @ThisFreeLife
NARRATOR: This free life, freedom to be tobacco-free. For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov