CDC Feature for GASO
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Next week, CDC will reach out to smokers with practical tips to encourage people to stop smoking during the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout on November 20. We’ll also have a special focus on smoking, pregnancy, and babies. 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 e-mail with your tobacco control partners so that they can plan to use our materials, too. We'll send another E-mail next week providing links to these products.
CDC's Office on Smoking and Health
CDC Feature Article: The Great American Smokeout: Your Quit Day
· Will provide smokers with compelling reasons to quit and tips on how to succeed:
o Readers will learn five ways to prepare for their quit day.
o They'll learn that a craving lasts only 3-5 minutes and will find healthy ideas on how to stay strong until the craving has passed.
o They'll find helpful, free quitting resources.
· Will share the story of Amanda, one of CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign participants:
o Amanda, a young mother from Wisconsin, shares what helped her manage stress and beat the addiction. She had started smoking in 5th grade and was unable to quit when she became pregnant with her first child. Her baby was born 2 months early and spent weeks in a hospital incubator. A link within the article takes readers to an emotional video about Amanda’s story.
This feature article will go live on November 17 on CDC.gov 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.