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May: World No Tobacco Day

Countering Tobacco Marketing to Create Healthy, Tobacco-Free Environments for Youth

World No Tobacco Day is May 31, and this year’s theme focuses on global tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Tobacco companies market their products with messages and offers that often appeal to youth, but there are ways you can proactively help protect them.

Resources for Tobacco Prevention and Control

The following resource is available to help protect youth from tobacco marketing so they can avoid the negative health consequences caused by tobacco use.

  • Feature Article
    Protect Youth From Tobacco Marketing
    This article provides information about tobacco marketing as well as ways to counter such marketing at the community and individual levels.
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    World No Tobacco Day
    States and partners can upload this button (available in various sizes) to their Web sites to help promote the World No Tobacco Day message and to link users to related content on this Web site.

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.
  • Tips From Former Smokers Web site provides information about the Tips campaign, including videos and links to podcasts featuring campaign participants.
  • How to Quit provides more useful information from CDC to help you quit.
  • 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.
  • provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
  • SfT (SmokefreeTeen) is a site devoted to helping teens quit smoking.
  • SmokefreeTXT is a teen texting program.
  • is a Spanish-language quitting site.
  • Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users: Quit Smoking is an easy-to-read guide issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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