CDC Wants to Help Smokers Quit for the New Year

The CDC is reaching out to smokers who want to quit smoking for the New Year. Help others make this healthy resolution become a reality in 2014. Utilize CDC resources to support people in your own community who want to quit and share this information with your tobacco control partners. Materials can be found here, on the CDC tobacco-specific calendar of events.  Links are also available to the CDC feature article, quitting resources, and social media tools.

Feature Article: Your New Year Quit Smoking Plan

This article explains how to make a New Year’s quit smoking plan and emphasizes that smokers really can reach this goal — a milestone that nearly 50 million Americans before them have achieved. Readers will also learn about:

  • Helpful, free quitting resources.
  • How 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.
  • Beatrice, one of CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign participants.

Buttons:
  A Smokefree New Year’s Web button is available in a variety of sizes. States and partners can upload this button to their Web sites to link users to New Year’s quit smoking content.

Social Media Engagement: 
 Take advantage of CDC activities made available through social media. Like and follow @CDCTobaccoFree on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to the Smoking & Tobacco Use playlist on YouTube. This will enable you to receive and share status updates and profile updates as they are posted.