Tips Military Service Members and Veterans Media Outreach Kit

Bios and Fact Sheets

Beatrice R. Brian H,, James F., Nathan M.

Tips Participant Bios

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Bios for the following Tips participants:

Brian H. (veteran),  Mark A. (veteran), Roosevelt S. (veteran), James F. (veteran), Michael P. (veteran), Nathan M. (veteran), Beatrice R. (veteran), Denise H. (military spouse)

*NOTE: Bios pulled directly from CDC.gov/Tips website.

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Tips Impact and Results fact sheet

2021 CDC Tips Impact Fact Sheet

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TV Ads (Video)

Brian H.'s Military Tip

Brian H.’s Military Tip

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Let Your Kids Inspire You to Quit - Beatrice's Print Ad

Cessation Tips Ad

Beatrice R., James F., Wilma S.

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Denise H. - Uncertainty - A Tip From A Former Smoker's Wife

Uncertainty

Denise H.

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Social Media Creative

Brian H.

CDC Tips 2018 Content Capture – Brian Military – Quit Plan

Video, MP4 – 44 MB

Script: To members of the military, make a plan to quit smoking. If I can do it, you can do it.

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Brian H.

CDC Tips 2018 Content Capture – Brian Military – Veterans Day, Thank You

Video, MP4 – 19 MB

Script: Happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service.

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Brian H.

CDC Tips 2018 Content Capture – Brian Military – Veterans Day, You Can Do This

Video, MP4 – 18 MB

Script: Happy Veterans Day. You can do this.

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Brian H.

CDC Tips 2018 Content Capture – Brian Military – Veterans Day, You’ve Faced Challenges

Video, MP4 – 25 MB

Script: Happy Veterans Day. You’ve faced tough challenges. You’ve got this.

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Brian H.

CDC Tips 2018 Content Capture – Brian Military – You Can Quit

Video, MP4 – 25 MB

Script: As a vet, you’ve done remarkable things. You can quit smoking.

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Brian H. - It's hard to serve your country when you're too weak to put on your uniform.

Brian, Uniform

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Brian H. - I was stationed overseas when I had my first smoking-related heart attack. I was 35.

Brian, Overseas

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You can overcome this challenge, too

Veterans Challenge

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I declared my independence from tobacco

Veterans, Independence, Freedom

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Start Your Healthier Life

Veterans Healthier

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Thank you veterans

Thank You Veterans

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Navy service member hugging his son

Cravings

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WWII veteran saluting in front of American flag

Thank you, Veterans

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Thank you for your service

Thank you for your Service

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Tobacco Free Days Facebook live

2018 Tobacco Free Days Facebook Live

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2019 Tobacco Free Days Military Veteran and Service Members collage

2019 Tobacco Free Days – Military Collage

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2019 Tobacco Free Days – Salute

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2019 Tobacco Free Days – Military Collage 2

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2019 Tobacco Free Days - You are Not Alone, parents with photo of service member son

2019 Tobacco Free Days – Not Alone

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2019 Tobacco Free Days – Mother/Son

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Collage of Tips participants that have served in the military

Tips – Former Military, Former Smoker

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Mark A.

Tips Mark Targeted Military Message (Video)

Video, MP4 – 52 MB

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Script: If you’re in the military today and you smoke, I’m talking to you. The bottom line is this: you and I both know that the mission comes first. You joined the military for maybe a hundred different reasons but right now you’re focus is on the mission. I’m asking you to think about the fact that if you smoke, it’s a distraction. You’re not at your best; you’re not helping yourself complete the mission. Add on top of that, you quit smoking, you’re going to be doing yourself a huge service. You’re gonna live longer; you’re going to be around to enjoy the benefits that you’re earning right now.

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Quotes

Brian H.

0:45-0:56:
“I was stationed in Germany until I had heart attack when I was 35. So, I went from being able to travel the world and see the world to confining my life either at home or going to doctors. And that’s all because of cigarettes.”

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Brian H.

0:06-0:14:
“While I was in the military, of course, I upped my smoking habit. I was probably smoking two packs a day or more.”

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Vice Adm. Jerome Adams, former surgeon general of the United States;
Nadja West, Retired Lt. Gen. and former surgeon general of the U.S. Army;
Forrest Faison, Retired Vice Adm., and former surgeon general of the U.S. Navy.;
Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force.

“Tobacco product use is a threat to the health and fitness of our forces and compromises readiness, the foundation of a strong national defense.”

“We encourage Service members to be tobacco-free and reach out to others to help you quit.”

“It’s never a good time to start using tobacco products and never too late to quit—your health, your performance, and your country depend on it. Sustain the force. Be fit, be healthy, be ready!”

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