June: Father's Day
Celebrate Dads Who Live Smoke-Free Lives
Fathers play a significant role in influencing their children. Dads are encouraged to model a healthy way of living for their children by not smoking. This Father's Day, if you smoke, CDC encourages you to quit and to use the support of family and friends. And congratulations to the fathers who have already resolved to quit smoking, those who have quit for good, and those who never started!
Resources for Tobacco Prevention and Control
The following products and resources are available to help encourage dads who are smokers in your community to quit now.
- Feature Article
Celebrate Dads Who Live Smoke-Free Lives!
This article encourages dads who smoke to quit and provides helpful information about free quitting resources.
States and partners can upload this button (available in various sizes) to their Web sites to help promote the Father’s Day cessation message and to link users to related content on this Web site.
- Be Smoke-Free—You Matter to Me! Facebook App
If there's a dad in your life who could benefit from quitting smoking, check out CDC's new Be Smoke-Free—You Matter to Me! Facebook app. You can use it to remind him of all the activities and major life events he might miss out on if he continues to smoke—and more importantly, all the things he can look forward to if he quits. You can send a heartfelt message to show him how much you care and to encourage and motivate him to try to quit.
Tips Campaign Highlights How Dads Take Charge of Their Health
CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign features a variety of real people who are suffering from smoking-related illnesses. By showing people whose lives have been impacted by the damage caused by smoking, CDC hopes to encourage smokers to quit and to strongly discourage smoking around children. Meet some of the dads featured in the Tips campaign:
- Meet Bill, a married father with four children; his previous smoking made his diabetes much worse.
- Meet Michael, a father and grandfather who quit smoking after being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Meet Nathan, a father and grandfather who never smoked but who suffered serious health consequences from being exposed to secondhand smoke at work.
Support to Quit
The following free resources are available to help smokers quit.
- 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
Smokers can get free support and advice from experienced counselors, a personalized quit plan, self-help materials, the latest information about cessation medications, and more.
- BeTobaccoFree.gov is the Department of Health and Human Services' comprehensive Web site providing one-stop access to tobacco-related information from across its agencies. This consolidated resource includes general information on tobacco as well as federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.
- Smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
- espanol.smokefree.gov is a Spanish-language quitting site.
- Quit Tobacco: Make Everyone Proud is a Department of Defense-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families.
- Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users: Quit Smoking is an easy-to-read guide issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
- How to Quit provides more useful information from CDC to help you quit.
- Page last reviewed: December 31, 2014
- Page last updated: December 10, 2013
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