CDC Tobacco Free on Social Media

CDC Tobacco Free is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life. CDC Tobacco Free participates on Twitter and Facebook in order to engage individuals and organizations in leading healthier lives. CDC Tobacco Free provides content on Facebook and Twitter that encourages participation with our science-based messages and discussion of tobacco-related health information.

When CDC references tobacco on social media, we are referring to commercial tobacco and not the sacred and traditional use of tobacco by some American Indian communities.

Comment Policy

CDC Tobacco Free welcomes your comments on social media. Posted comments and images by organizations or individuals do not necessarily represent the views of CDC or CDC Tobacco Free.

External, non-CDC links on this site do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the CDC or CDC Tobacco Free. All links posted as comments on CDC posts will be reviewed and may be deleted.

While we encourage fans to share thoughts and opinions on the CDC Tobacco Free Facebook and Twitter pages, we expect that this will be done in a respectful manner. CDC does not agree with or endorse every comment that partners or individuals post on our pages. Our goal is to share ideas and information with as many individuals as possible and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to our profile.

Therefore, a comment will be deleted if it contains:

  • Hate speech
  • Profanity, obscenity, or vulgarity
  • Nudity in profile pictures
  • Defamation to a person or people
  • Name calling and/or personal attacks
  • Content whose main purpose is to sell a product
  • Content that infringes on copyrights
  • Spam comments, such as the same comment posted repeatedly on a profile
  • Lobbying for a specific bill or law
  • Inappropriate or unrelated links
  • Any content that CDC Tobacco Free deems inappropriate

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our moderation capabilities are not. We may not see every inappropriate comment right away, and we are trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely. Repeated violations of the CDC comment policy may cause the author to be blocked from the CDC Tobacco Free Facebook or Twitter page.

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