November 17 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-381K] and most want to quit.

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout—which takes place on November 17, 2016—is the perfect time to encourage people in your practice or community to quit tobacco. Throughout November and beyond, Million Hearts® will share tobacco cessation resources on the Million Hearts® social media channels 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 on the Million Hearts® website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health website, and other CDC websites, as well as resources from our partners.

Join the Conversation

Follow CDC Million Hearts® on Facebook and Twitter and share your favorite #GASO posts.

Spread the Word

In recognition of the Great American Smokeout, share these sample social media messages on your channels to encourage people to quit smoking and using tobacco.

Sample Messages

Facebook

  • November 17 is the @AmericanCancerSociety’s #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]. #GASO http://bit.ly/2a21xTr
  • At least 7 in 10 cigarette smokers see a clinician annually, and most of them want to quit. You can help patients quit tobacco with these 5 action steps from Million Hearts [tag]. #GASO http://bit.ly/2a21xTr
  • Fewer than 1 in 4 tobacco users leave a health care visit with evidence-based counseling and medication. Learn how to identify and treat patients who use tobacco with this new action guide from Million Hearts [tag]. #GASO http://bit.ly/2a21xTr
  • Encourage tobacco cessation in your health care practice or system with this evidence-based protocol from Million Hearts [tag]. #GASO http://1.usa.gov/1svoRhU

Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

  • Smoking can increase risk for heart disease. Help people in your practice quit #tobacco. http://bit.ly/2a21xTr #GASO @MillionHeartsUS
  • 70% of smokers want to quit. Help patients quit tobacco w/ @MillionHeartsUS action steps. http://bit.ly/2a21xTr #GASO
  • Only 1 in 4 #tobacco users leaves a health visit w/ evidence-based care. Help patients quit. http://bit.ly/2a21xTr #GASO @MillionHeartsUS
  • Encourage tobacco cessation in your health care practice w/ this evidence-based protocol. http://1.usa.gov/1svoRhU #GASO @MillionHeartsUS

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