Last November, the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) launched BeTobaccoFree.gov, an interactive website aimed at educating Americans, especially youth, about the dangers of smoking. The site’s social media dashboard, “Say it – Share it,” integrates real-time information updates from HHS tobacco related platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Infographics, Podcasts, and Tumblr.
“Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of premature and preventable death in the United States,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “BeTobaccoFree.gov builds upon the Obama administration’s commitment to help tobacco users quit and prevent children from starting to use tobacco products.”
Trying to get a friend of family member to stop smoking, or would like to quit yourself? Go to the site and read up on evidence-based methods on how to kick the habit! It also includes general facts on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, and health statistics.
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