CDC Feature on New Year's Quit Attempts
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
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.
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.
Office on Smoking and Health
CDC Feature Article:
Your New Year Quit Smoking Plan
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.
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
share the story of Beatrice, one of CDC's Tips From
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.
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.
on OSH’s Smoking & Tobacco Use Web Site
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.
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.
Source: CDC's Office on Smoking and Health