Posts By CDC Tobacco Free

Winners of the Surgeon General’s Video Contest Announced

Surgeon General’s Video Contest: Tobacco—I’m Not Buying It winners announced. Yesterday, Dr. Regina Benjamin (U.S. Surgeon General) announced and chatted live with contest winners on Twitter. There were many great submissions, and we thank all of the young Americans who took part in the contest to help make the next generation tobacco free. Learn moreRead… Read more »

Join Live Event

CDC will launch a hard-hitting national tobacco education campaign, called “Tips from Former Smokers.” The campaign features real people living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities, and encourages all smokers to quit. Watch the event live and/or follow @CDCTobaccoFree on Twitter to meet special guests featured in the campaign, and get a first look at campaignRead… Read more »

New Report

Nearly all tobacco use begins in youth and young adulthood. The 2012 Surgeon General’s Report released today focuses on the problem of tobacco use among youth and young adults, its causes, and the effective strategies to prevent young people from ever starting. Learn more and share this CDC Feature article.

Love Your Heart

Give yourself the gift of a healthier heart and a healthier future with the ones you love. Check out the new CDC Features article today. Learn more about smoking and heart health and find free resources for smokers who want to quit.

Vital Signs on Adult Smoking

CDC Vital Signs materials released on September 6 show that expanded efforts are needed to reduce adult smoking. Although the percentage of American adults who smoke has decreased since 2005, nearly one in five adults smoke, and large disparities continue to exist. Learn more, including specific actions that individuals, organizations, and state and community leadersRead… Read more »

Freedom From Nicotine Addiction

This July 4, as we commemorate our nation’s independence, declare your freedom from nicotine addiction or encourage a smoker in your life to quit. To promote this different kind of independence, CDC created an eCard, button, and a feature article designed to raise awareness about tobacco addiction, encourage smokers to make a quit attempt, andRead… Read more »

Encourage Dads to Quit Smoking

This June, as we observe Father’s Day and National Men’s Health Week, remember that not smoking or quitting smoking is one of the best things a man can do for his health and the health of his family. In honor of Father’s Day, CDC created new e-cards, a button, and a feature article designed toRead… Read more »

Top 10 Tobacco Control Achievements 2001-2010

CDC online article identifies top 10 public health achievements of the first decade of the 21st century. Tobacco control makes the list, due to a federal cigarette tax increase; more smoke-free laws; and FDA regulations that ban flavored cigarettes, restrict youth access to tobacco products, and require larger, more graphic warning labels on cigarette packages.Read… Read more »

This Valentine’s Day, love your heart. Quit smoking.

CDC uses the heartfelt holiday, as well as the fact that February is American Heart Month, to drive home the importance of smoking cessation to cardiovascular health. CDC is also promoting an animated Valentine’s Day e-card that friends and family of smokers can send to encourage them to quit. A graphical button with the sameRead… Read more »