Posts Tagged: smoking

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 campaign… 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.

Smokers Wanted. Lit: A mobile game for smoking reduction

If you’ve ever smoked, and tried to quit, chances are you know how much fun quitting, and quit attempts, aren’t. The cravings, the mood swings, the weight gain – ugh! What if quitting smoking was fun instead? Funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Program grant, Lit2Quit is a mobile game that aims to… Read more »

Daily Dose: Federal Buildings May Become Smoke-Free Facilities

This past Friday, Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would ban smoking within 25 feet of all federal buildings across the country. Efforts to push for smoke-free buildings began in 1997, and continued making incremental progress throughout the Clinton and Bush administrations. “Exposure to secondhand smoke is a serious health issue that drives… Read more »

Your Tax Dollars Up in Smoke

The FDA wants you to know that smoking kills. Last month, the agency unveiled it’s latest effort on the war on smoking, a series of graphic cigarette warning labels. Next fall, your pack of Camels will be emblazoned with a photo of blackened lungs or rotting, nicotine-stained teeth, among other stomach-churning images. But there might… 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, and… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Efficiency, Authority, and How to Seriously Rock Your Resume

Happy Friday, everyone! You know what time it is. It’s time for the… Friday Fab 5! We’ve had some great blogs and discussions going on this week here on GovLoop so let’s take a look back and highlight a few of them! The information in these posts are great to reread and even use as… 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 to… 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 more »