Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. Surprisingly, nearly 70% of those who smoke wish to quit. Yet, only half receive guidance from healthcare professionals, and merely one in ten successfully break free.
You Can Make a Difference!
Join the #AskAboutQuitting Campaign, an initiative led by IPRO QIN-QIO, a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). Geared towards providers and community health professionals, this campaign equips you with valuable resources, ready-to-post content, and downloadable assets to help you engage and support those hoping to make quitting a reality.
Inspired by the Great American Smokeout
Fueled by the Great American Smokeout, an annual intervention event hosted by the American Cancer Society on the third Thursday of November, the #AskAboutQuitting Campaign acknowledges the crucial role healthcare professionals play in guiding individuals on their journey to quit tobacco. Understanding that Electronic Health Record (EHR) modifications can streamline this process, our campaign equips you with the essential tools and knowledge needed to make a real impact. Let’s unite in our mission to enhance public health and pave the way for a tobacco-free future.
Harness the Power of #AskAboutQuitting
Be sure to use the #AskAboutQuitting hashtag and tag us on Facebook and Twitter @IPROQINQIO. By doing so, we can accompany you on your journey, offer support, and magnify your efforts! Also, check out our sample newsletter and press release below that you can modify to share news of your participation in the campaign with your community.
Toolkits and Resources
Our toolkits and educational resources provide strategies to help you support those attempting to quit tobacco. To download, click the links below:
- LINKS Portfolio Tobacco Cessation
- Smoking Cessation: Resources to Increase Services and Reimbursement
Suggested Social Media Posts
Simply copy and paste the content below into your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram accounts. Scroll down for downloadable graphics to accompany this content.
- Informative Post:
🚬 Did you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S.? It’s time to make a change! Let’s start the conversation about quitting. Ask us how. 🌟 #AskAboutQuitting #Quit
- General Post:
Every conversation about quitting smoking is a step towards a healthier life. Smoking cessation is possible, and we’re here to help. Reach out today to learn more about the resources available. #AskAboutQuitting #Quit
- General Post:
⏳ Smoking can steal precious years from your life. Don’t let it define your future. Let’s work together to extend your journey and make it a healthier one. #AskAboutQuitting #Quit
- Personalized Message:
Dear patients, your well-being matters to us. If you’re considering quitting smoking, don’t hesitate to bring it up during your next visit. We’re here to support you on your journey to a smoke-free life. #AskAboutQuitting #YouMatter
- Motivational Quote:
“The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” — J.P. Morgan. Let’s take that step together. #AskAboutQuitting #QuitSmoking #HealthJourney
- Success Story:
Meet [Patient Name], who quit smoking with our support. You can do it too! Start your journey to better health today. #AskAboutQuitting #SuccessStory #QuitNow
- Appointment Reminder:
Upcoming appointment? Remember to #AskAboutQuitting. It’s a positive step toward a healthier, smoke-free life. See you soon! #AskAboutQuitting #HealthGoals #QuitToday
- Support Post:
At [provider/community-based organization name], we’re committed to helping you lead a healthier life. If quitting smoking is on your mind, let’s talk about it. Together, we can make it happen. #AskAboutQuitting #PatientCare #Support
- General Post: 🫁 Your health matters! Smoking can have a serious impact on your lungs and heart. Don’t wait to #AskAboutSmoking. We’re here to provide guidance and support for a smoke-free future. #QuitNow
- General Post: Empower yourself with knowledge. Smoking cessation is possible, and we’re here to help. Reach out today to learn more about the resources available. Let’s make quitting a reality. 💪 #AskAboutQuitting
Social Media Emojis:
🚬 – Cigarette
💨 – Puff of Smoke
🚬💔 – Broken Cigarette (symbolizing quitting)
🫁 – Lungs (for health awareness)
🫀 – Heart (to emphasize the impact on cardiovascular health)
🚭 – No Smoking Symbol
❌ – Red “X” (to signify quitting)
🚫 – Prohibition Sign (for a smoke-free environment)
⏳ – Sand timer (to symbolize urgency)
Social Media Graphics (1080×1080 px)
Simply click on the graphic you want to download to use on your social media profile.
Want to add your logo to the social media posts below? Check out our Canva template for fully customizable versions.
Click on the poster you want to download, print and hang in your office or facility.
Sample Newsletter and Press Release
We’ve created newsletter and press release templates to help you spread the word about the #AskAboutQuitting campaign. Before you send them out, be sure to modify the highlighted text to make the samples your own.