On this page you will find resources to help you promote the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.
- Social Media Resources
- Video and Podcast Series
- PowerPoint Slides
- Press Insert
- Additional Resources
Below is a banner you can embed on your website, social networks, profiles and blogs. Copy and paste the following html code into your site, in the location you would like the button to appear.
This banner provides a graphic with a link to http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.html
Below are badges you can embed on your websites, social networks, profiles and blogs. Copy and paste the following html code into your site, in the location you would like the button to appear.
This badge provides a graphic with a link to http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.html
Follow the 50th Anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health via social media. There are several social media resources which you can use to help promote, including Facebook applications, photo sharing, promotional tweets and live tweeting the day of the event.
|- Follow the Surgeon General and CDC Tobacco Free on Twitter for updates and new content.|
- Follow the conversation and use #SGR50 in your tweets
Use these tweets to share facts from previous Surgeon General’s Reports and other information on smoking and health with your followers on Twitter:
A Twibbon is a small image that you can overlay onto your Twitter or Facebook profile picture in order to support a campaign or a cause. (Example shown here.)
You can show your support for the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report by customizing your social media profile picture with the official SGR50 Twibbon. The Twibbon reflects the anniversary branding and provides customized content for easy posting on your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Please use the Twibbon and post a tweet or Facebook post with the #SGR50 hashtag to encourage your social media community to do the same.
Photo Sharing Initiative
We invite all partners to help spread the word and show support by participating in a photo sharing initiative through social media platforms. Here’s how you and your organization can participate:
1. Using the following format (varies for organizations and individuals), create a sign using your own language to finish the following statements or you may select the complete message in option 3:
- We’re working to make the next generation tobacco-free (for, to, because) _____________.
- I’m working towards a tobacco-free future (for, to, because) __________.
- Together We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco Free.
2. Take individual or group photos within your organization holding the sign and upload the photo to your social media platform(s).
3. Using the #SGR50 hashtag, post the photo on your desired social media platform(s).
Include in your post a message of your choice. As a suggestion, here’s a sample post: Honoring 50 years of progress in smoking and health: [link to uploaded photo]. #SGR50. Please be sure to add the official #SGR50 hashtag to ensure your photo is visible.
4. Spread the word by asking your online community to retweet your photos and invite them to participate in the photo sharing initiative.
5. To further support a “tobacco-free future,” encourage your online community to visit http://www.cdc.gov/tobaccofor information and resources.
Learn about the progress of tobacco control in the 50th Anniversary on Smoking and Health Video and Podcast Series featuring interviews from key leaders in the fight against tobacco.
Post these infographics to your website, blog, or social networking site to promote the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.
Use these PowerPoint slides in your presentations to promote the 50th Anniversary Surgeon’s General Report on Smoking and Health.
- 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health (PowerPoint, 502 KB)
- The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: Key Findings (PowerPoint, 7.6 MB)
Cut and paste this anniversary information in your tobacco-related press materials and other documents:
Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. In 2014, the Surgeon General released the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. The report highlights half a century of progress in tobacco control and prevention, presents new data on the health consequences of tobacco use, and introduces initiatives that can potentially end the tobacco use epidemic in the United States.
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