Tips Military Service Members and Veterans Media Outreach Kit
Tips Participant Bios
Zip file – 3.2 MB
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.
“18 years in the Military” Print Ad
PDF – 645 KB
“Let Your Kids Inspire You to Quit” Print Ad
PDF – 211 KB
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.
CDC Tips 2018 Content Capture – Brian Military – Veterans Day, Thank You
Video, MP4 – 19 MB
Script: Happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service.
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.
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.
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.
Tips – Former Military, Former Smoker
JPG, 1080 x 1080 px – 680 KB
PNG, 1200 x 628 px – 522 KB
Tips Mark Targeted Military Message (Video)
Video, MP4 – 52 MB
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.
NOTE: Partners can use the following web pages in social media post copy as a call to action (CTA) to direct audiences to sites for more information and resources:
“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.”
Brian H.: Part of Who I Was vignette: https://www.webcargo.net/view-file/index/link-id/2040304/link-key/st9dhC4stL/file-id/26676297/?external icon
“While I was in the military, of course, I upped my smoking habit. I was probably smoking two packs a day or more.”
2016 Golin Spring Meeting content capture: https://www.webcargo.net/view-file/index/link-id/2040304/link-key/st9dhC4stL/file-id/26676296/?external icon
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!”
Stars and Stripes article: Tobacco product use threatens military readinessexternal icon
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