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2021 Tips Campaign on Social Media

Share information about the new Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) participants on your own social media accounts. Download images that are sized appropriately for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Recommended Social Media Messages

Use the messages below on your own social media account(s). You can also engage with us by liking, sharing, or retweeting our #CDCTips posts on CDC Tobacco Free Twitter and Facebook.

2020 Montages

  • From 2012–2018, the Tips From Former Smokers® campaign has motivated one million Americans to successfully quit smoking. Learn more about the 2020 #CDCTips campaign at CDC.gov/tips.
  • The #CDCTips campaign has returned for its 9th year to feature stories of real people living with smoking-related diseases and the impact their illnesses have had on their families. Visit CDC.gov/tips to read their stories.

Recommended Social Media Messages

Use the messages below on your own social media account(s). You can also engage with us by liking, sharing, or retweeting our #CDCTips posts on CDC Tobacco Free Twitter and Facebook.

Remember to use #CDCTips to join the conversation.

2021 Montages

  • #CDCTips tells the stories of people who smoked and those caring for them and how they are living with smoking-related illnesses. CDC.gov/Tips
  • #CDCTips tells the stories of people living with smoking-related diseases and those who care for them. CDC.gov/

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Tips Through the Years

  • #CDCTips features brave real people living with, or caring for someone who has, smoking-related diseases and disabilities. Learn more: CDC.gov/
In the 10 years CDC's Tips campaign has been on the air. Find your inspiration at CDC.gov/Tips

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Impact of the Tips Campaign

  • Facebook: Did you know? About 34 million U.S. adults currently smoke cigarettes. Evidence-based mass media campaigns, like CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers®, can help people quit smoking: CDC.gov/TipsImpact
  • Twitter: #DYK Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the US. Evidence-based mass media campaigns like #CDCTips can help people quit smoking: CDC.gov/

2020 Tips Participants

  • Denise’s husband, Brian H., lives with multiple smoking-related diseases. She has been by his side for every doctor’s appointment, scan, surgery, and recovery. Read Denise’s story: http://bit.ly/33qLhEK #CDCTips
  • Geri smoked for 35 years. Now, she is living with COPD caused by smoking and hopes she will be accepted for a lung transplant. Read Geri’s story: http://bit.ly/2xQZ5wz #CDCTips
  • Rebecca C. knew smoking wasn’t good for her, but she never imagined it would lead to having five of her toes removed. Read Rebecca’s story: http://bit.ly/2vxCdBt #CDCTips

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2021 Tips Profile Picture

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Support the 2021 Tips campaign by changing your profile picture or encouraging your friends, fans, and followers to use the image as their own profile picture.

Option 1: Create a temporary profile picture.

Option 2: Post the image on your social media profile with the copy below.

Proposed post copy: This 10th year, #CDCTips is deeply grateful to the public health heroes of the Tips campaign who have bravely told their stories in order to help people quit smoking. Get inspired at https://go.usa.gov/xsjMvexternal icon.

Partner Video: Show your support for the Tips® campaign

Film and post a short testimonial video between March 1-September 26, 2021:

  • Film a short video (10-15 seconds) of your organization’s president, CEO, or executive director explaining why the Tips campaign matters to your organization and your audiences. See video formatting suggestions below.
  • Post the video to your organization’s website and or social media channels.
  • If posting on social media, use #CDCTips to be a part of the conversation!

For Social Media Videos MP4 format, bit rate <500kbps, using H264 codec with AAC audio are recommended.

Correct file size and ideal length for end use:

  • Facebook/Instagram: Max file size 1024mb, ideal video length under 30 seconds, 1:1 aspect ratio preferred
  • Twitter: Max file size 512mb, ideal video length under 30 seconds, 16:9 aspect ratio

Other considerations:

  • Provide a caption file if video has sound. (called a .SRT file)
  • Put the most important information at the beginning of the video.
  • Skip the intros, you have less than a second to grab the audience’s attention don’t spend that on flashy intro slides.

2021 Tips Facebook Frames

Support the 2021 Tips campaign by changing your profile picture or encouraging your friends, fans, and followers to use the image as their own profile picture.

Proud to be Smokefree! Tips from Former Smokers - 10 years - picture of a young woman. This is a Facebook Frame.
Smokefree and loving life thanks #CDCTIPS! - Tips from Former Smokers - 10 years - picture of a man. This is a Facebook Frame.
I Quit. You can too. #CDCTIPS - 10 years - picture of a woman with glasses. This is a Facebook Frame.

To add one of our three frames to your profile picture:

  1. Go to facebook.com/profilepicframes
  2. Search using the phrase “CDC Tips” and select the CDC Tips frame you want to use.
  3. Click Use as Profile Picture to save.

Share the Quit Smoking Boot Camp Pinterest board on your social media account(s). Don’t forget to tag CDC Tobacco Free on Twitter and Facebook

  • Join the @CDCTobaccoFree Quit Smoking Boot Camp on Pinterest! It has all the tips, pointers, and plans to get you – or someone you care about – motivated to quit smoking. bit.ly/Quit-Smoking-Boot-Campexternal icon

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Social Media Channels

Asthma & Secondhand Smoke

A Tip About Secondhand Smoke: No one should have to work in an environment that makes them sick. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip About Secondhand Smoke: Secondhand smoke triggers severe asthma attacks. A Tip From a Former Smoker: You think a lot about your teeth when you don't have any. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip About Secondhand Smoke: Don't be shy about telling people not to smoke around your kids. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip About Secondhand Smoke: Let future generations know the dangers of secondhand smoke. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Buerger’s Disease

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Allow extra time to put on your legs. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Don't think smoking can't hurt you, because it can. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Cancer

A Tip From a Former Smoker: After you have a lung removed, take short breaths. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: It takes a while to eat when you're using a feeding tube. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From A Former Smoker: Those things you say will never happen to you? They happen.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Be prepared. Your lung cancer may spread to your brain. Like many people, Rose never thought this would happen to her. For free help to quit, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: I never thought I'd be at risk from smoking. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Try to prepare yourself to hear the worlds, "You have cancer." For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: I don't want to see anyone get addicted to cigarettes. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Please quit so you don't go through what I went through. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From A Former Smoker: Record your voice for loved ones while you still can.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

A Tip From A Former Smoker: If you feel attached to your cigarettes, just wait until you have an oxygen tank.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Figure out how to tell your grandkids you won't be around anymore. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Diabetes

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Make a list of the things you're ok with losing because you'd rather smoke. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Gum (Periodontal) Disease

A Tip From a Former Smoker: My wake-up call was losing most of my teeth. Smoking can cause gum disease and tooth loss. Brett knows this all too well. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: You think a lot about your teeth when you don't have any. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Heart Disease/Stroke

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Don't wait for open heart surgery to stop smoking. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Do your heart a favor. Quit smoking. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: After a stroke from smoking, get used to losing your independence. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

HIV/AIDS

A Tip From a Former Smoker: HIV didn't cause my stroke, smoking with HIV did. Smoking with HIV caused Brian's stroke and blood clot on his lungs. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Military

A Tip From A Former Smoker: It's hard to serve your country when you're too weak to put on your uniform.

Pregnancy

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Some of the reasons to quit smoking are very small. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Quitting

A Tip From a Former Smoker: I wanted to be a good role model for my kids, so I quit smoking. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: I started exercising instead of smoking. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From A Former Smoker: After I quit, I realized there's another world beyond smoking. And it's a beautiful place to be.

A Tip From A Former Smoker: I quit so I'd be more than a memory to my daughter.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: I quit so I could be around for my daughter. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

A Tip From a Former Smoker: Quitting smoking was a rewarding experience. For free help to quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Today I start my quit journey. Free resources provided by smokefree.gov