November 19 is the Great American Smokeout

Smoking is one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. At least 70% of cigarette smokers see a clinician annually,  pdf icon[PDF – 381K] and most want to quit.

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeoutexternal icon takes place on November 19, 2020. It’s the perfect time to encourage patients in your practice and people in your community to quit tobacco.

Throughout November and beyond, Million Hearts® will share tobacco cessation resources on social media to empower people to quit. We invite you to promote them on your social media channels as well.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Find shareable resources for patients and professionals from Million Hearts®, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), and our partners.

Connect with Us

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Follow @MillionHeartsUS and @CDCHeart_Stroke on Twitter to share our tweets about tobacco cessation directly on your pages.

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Share tobacco cessation posts and resources directly from Million Hearts® on Facebook.

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Social Media Messages

Share these sample social media messages on your channels to encourage people to quit smoking and using tobacco.

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • November 19 is the #GreatAmericanSmokeout, a perfect time to encourage people in your practice to quit tobacco. Learn to identify and treat tobacco users with these 5 steps from Million Hearts [tag]. http://bit.ly/2a21xTrexternal icon
  • At least 70% of cigarette smokers see a clinician annually, and most of them want to quit. You can help patients quit tobacco with these evidence-based action guides and protocols from Million Hearts [tag]. #GreatAmericanSmokeout https://bit.ly/34rRz9gexternal icon
  • More than 3 in 4 tobacco users do not receive evidence-based cessation counseling or medicine at health care visits. Learn how to identify and treat patients who use tobacco with cessation resources from Million Hearts [tag]. #GreatAmericanSmokeout https://bit.ly/34rRz9gexternal icon
  • Quitting smoking is hard. Clinician-led care is proven to help smokers quit—for good. Million Hearts [tag] has tobacco cessation resources to help you get started. #GreatAmericanSmokeout http://bit.ly/2w81VbEexternal icon
  • Health care professionals: Increase reach and effectiveness of #TobaccoCessation interventions with the Million Hearts [tag] Tobacco Cessation Change Package. Download today! #MillionHeartsQI #GreatAmericanSmokeout

Twitter

  • November 19 is the #GreatAmericanSmokeout, a time to encourage people to quit smoking. Help #tobacco users quit with this @MillionHeartsUS action guide. http://bit.ly/2a21xTrexternal icon
  • Smoking increases risk for heart disease and stroke. Help your patients quit #tobacco for good with these @MillionHeartsUS tools. http://bit.ly/2w81VbEexternal icon #GreatAmericanSmokeout
  • Only 25% of #tobacco users leave a health visit with evidence-based care. Use these @MillionHeartsUS tools to help patients quit. https://bit.ly/34rRz9gexternal icon #GreatAmericanSmokeout
  • Evidence-based tools and protocols can help #tobacco users quit for good. Check out these @MillionHeartsUS tobacco cessation resources. http://bit.ly/2w81VbEexternal icon #GreatAmericanSmokeout
  • Health care professionals: Increase reach and effectiveness of #TobaccoCessation interventions with the @MillionHeartsUS Tobacco Cessation Change Package. Download today! http://bit.ly/2kqXV4uexternal icon #GreatAmericanSmokeout
Page last reviewed: November 2, 2020