Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Unite 2 Quit: Social Media Encouragement for Smokers Ready to Quit

Almost 70 percent of smokers want to quit smoking, but many try and fail. Friends and family can lend a helping hand by offering support and encouragement to the smokers in their lives. The National Cancer Institute is making it easier than ever to make a difference by letting a smoker know you care with the launch of its new campaign, Unite 2 Quit

Unite 2 Quit asks people of all ages to let smokers in their life know they care and encourage them to quit smoking in anticipation of the Great American Smokeout Nov. 15. 

  • Encourage friends and family to send a free Unite 2 Quit e-card to the smokers in their life
  • Urge them to sign up for a Smoke-free text: Text Quit to IQUIT (47848).
  • Participate in the #Unite2Quit Twitter chat at Noon MST Nov. 13 - tobacco cessation experts will moderate a discussion with friends, family and others who support their loved ones when they quit smoking, identifying what they can do to help.
  • Post a Unite 2 Quit link on your Facebook page.
More cessation resources available at smokefree.gov.


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