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2019 Tips Campaign on Social Media

Share information about the new Tips From Former Smokers® 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.

  • From 2012 – 2015, the Tips From Former Smokers® campaign has motivated more than half a million Americans to quit smoking for good. Learn more about the 2019 #CDCTips campaign at CDC.gov/tips.
  • The #CDCTips campaign shares the stories of real people living with long-term health effects from smoking. Learn about the new 2019 participants and their stories at CDC.gov/tips.
  • The #CDCTips campaign returns for its 8th 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.

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Remember to use #CDCTips in your social media messages to join the conversation.

2019 Tips Facebook Frames

Let your friends, peers, and colleagues know you’re a proud CDC Tips supporter by adding one of these custom badges to your profile picture.

Proud to be Smokefree! Tips from Former Smokers - picture of a young woman. This is a Facebook Frame.
Smokefree and loving life thanks #CDCTIPS! - Tips from Former Smokers - picture of a man. This is a Facebook Frame.
I Quit. You can too. #CDCTIPS - 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 Tobacco Free” and select the CDC Tips frame you want to use.
  3. Click Use as Profile Picture to save.

2019 Tips Profile Picture

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Support the 2019 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.

The Tips From Former Smokers® campaign has motivated smokers to quit for 8 years. Show your support for quitting smoking by changing your profile picture and visit CDC.gov/tips to learn more.

Find additional digital assets, including web and email banners, for the 2019 Tips campaign at Tips Images and Photos.

CDC Tobacco Free 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,

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.