Coming: CDC Feature, New Video and More for GASO

Dear Colleague:

Next week, CDC will reach out to smokers with an engaging personal quitter story and practical tips to encourage people to stop smoking during the Great American Smokeout on November 21. Below is a preview of materials to come. We hope these resources will help facilitate your planning efforts and further support people in your own community who want to quit.

Please share this email with your tobacco control partners so that they can plan to use our materials, too. We’ll send another E-mail on Monday, November 18, providing links to these products.


CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health


CDC Feature Article: The Rewards of Quitting Smoking Start Today

This article:

  • Will present rewards and surprises that can start on the first day of a quit attempt:
    • Readers will learn that a craving only lasts 3 to 5 minutes.
    • They’ll learn to recognize their own smoking triggers—even just seeing a gas-station cigarette ad on the drive to work—and how to outsmart them.
    • They’ll find helpful, free quitting resources.
  • Will share the story of Tiffany, one of CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign participants:
    • Tiffany was only 16 when her mother died of lung cancer. Seeing her own daughter grow older brought back that pain and inspired Tiffany to successfully quit smoking. Tiffany’s new “How I Quit Smoking” video, in which she shares her own quit tips, is embedded within the article.

This feature article will go live on November 18 on and be promoted via CDC Tobacco Free social media profiles.


A Great American Smokeout button will be available in a variety of sizes.

Information on OSH’s Smoking & Tobacco Use Web Site

OSH will provide a link to the CDC feature article as well as to quitting resources and social media tools located on the November Media Calendar page.

Like, Follow, and Subscribe! Social Media Engagement

To take advantage of all the activities we have planned on our social media profiles, you may wish to proactively like and follow @CDCTobaccoFree on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to the Smoking & Tobacco Use playlist on YouTube. Doing so will enable you to receive and share status updates and profile updates as they are posted.

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