During the winter holidays, CDC will reach out to smokers who want to quit smoking for the New Year. We’ll help them make this healthy resolution a reality in 2014. 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 by Monday, December 23, providing links to these products.
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health
CDC Feature Article: Your New Year Quit Smoking Plan
- Will explain how to make a New Year’s quit smoking plan and will stress that smokers really can reach this goal—a tremendously worthy goal that nearly 50 million Americans have already accomplished.
- Readers will find helpful, free quitting resources.
- They’ll learn that quitting can help you breathe easier in just a few weeks and lower your risk for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This serious lung disease can disable people in the prime of life, and most cases are caused by smoking.
- Will share the story of Beatrice, one of CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign participants:
- Beatrice is a busy mother of two boys, whose family begged her to quit smoking. In an embedded video, Beatrice talks about her own smoking triggers and how she overcame them to quit for good.
This feature article will go live on December 23 on CDC.gov and be promoted via CDC Tobacco Free social media profiles.
A “Smokefree New Year” Web 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 December 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.