Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

January: Tobacco Free Awareness Week



Sample News Release


News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Phone:
Date:

Enjoy Smoke-Free Turkey While You Go Cold Turkey: Smoke-Free Dining Guide Released

In recognition of Tobacco-Free Awareness Week, January 19–25, a newly released smoke-free dining guide helps smokers go "cold turkey" and offer nonsmokers a smoke free alternative to dining out. The guide features 100% smoke-free restaurants with (number of restaurants) listed.

"Many people only think about the effects of smoking on the individual smoking, but all people near a smoker are affected too," said (name of spokesperson).

Secondhand smoke, which comes from the burning of a cigarette and exhalation of a smoker, is classified as a Group A carcinogen that causes an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths and more than 46,000 heart disease deaths each year among nonsmokers in the United States.

"We want to encourage former smokers who kicked the habit in the New Year to keep on going," said (name of spokesperson). (Name of organization) staff and volunteers provide smoking-cessation and smoking-prevention activities for people of all ages.

To receive your free copy, call (name of sponsoring organization) at (phone number).

 
You Can Quit. Learn more.
CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…
Contact Us:
  • CDC/Office on Smoking and Health
    4770 Buford Highway
    MS F-79
    Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
    Contact CDC-INFO
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO