Quit Season is Here!
Health observances for November highlight some diseases for which cigarette smokers are at greater risk— e.g. COPD, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and diabetes. November also celebrates Native American Heritage Month (smoking-related cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among AI/AN populations); and the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Great American Smokeout (GASO) on November 20.
If you plan to offer resources in your community to support these events, or for a year-end “Holiday” campaign, the MCRC can support your efforts with resources that are both applicable and free.
CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers campaign ads feature real people who are:
living healthier lives because they quit smoking: Beatrice and James; Tiffany; or suffering from smoking-related illnesses: Bill with diabetes, Michael with COPD, and Roosevelt with heart disease).
Other Tips participants, Rose, Terrie, Shawn, & Annette, are featured in radio, print, flyers, and interactive banner ads, English & Spanish translations. Review & select from the 112 Tips items available.
A CDC-funded Dealer ad package for Tips ads is still available; run these ads at tremendous savings.
Additional MCRC resources that focus on lung, pancreatic, and stomach cancers include
State of Maine’s –Autopsy TV ad and NY City’s Painful Cancers campaigns.
For Native American Heritage Month, check out:
South Dakota’s Find Your Power 60 sec. video and Tips Nathan & Michael
Contact the MCRC staff with your questions and for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org.