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The Philadelphia Health Department has unveiled a new ad campaign designed to target the groups in the city that smoke the most.

Even though smoking is among the biggest killers in the city, Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole said it’s often overlooked, especially as other health emergencies have taken the spotlight in recent years.

“Smoking contributes to the deaths of thousands of Philadelphians each year, about 3,700,” Bettigole said. “It’s not new, it’s not flashy, there’s no vaccine against it, so lots of people forget it is out there and continues to be one of our biggest killers.”