A Tennessee Smoking Cessation Awareness Campaign
What: A week-long kick-off campaign to promote the importance of and resources for quitting smoking in Tennessee. This is a campaign for action – why should I stop smoking, why do I care about others quitting, and where do I get help? 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Why: Tennessee’s smoking rate is 24.3% which is higher than the national rate of 18%. The Healthy People 2020 goal is to reduce the national smoking rate to 12%.
Where: Geographic focus – The state of Tennessee
Who: Various state-level, community, business, municipal, public health, advocacy and health care stakeholders
When: The week of February 22nd, 2016