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General Tobacco Facts Message Library

How to use this library

First, find a post you want to use by clicking on either button. These are posts on general tobacco facts! Follow the instructions for Twitter or Facebook.

 

Instructions

Option 1: Create your own tweet

  1. Copy text and place in tweet.
  2. Right-click the accompanying graphic and select “save image as” to save it to your computer.
  3. Upload graphic to Twitter as part of your tweet.

Option 2: Re-tweet TECC's tweet

  1. Click on the Tweet to go to TECC’s version of the tweet and then retweet it.
  2. You have the option to add your own introductory text if desired.

Next, copy the caption. We’ve written short, attention getting captions that include links to trustworthy sources. Feel free to use exactly what we wrote or customize them to make them more interesting to your community. Once you’ve got your caption, paste it into the “Write a post…” field on your Facebook page.

Now you want a good image. You can use the images we’ve provided (to download, right click the image, and select “Save image as”), or you can pick your own visually interesting and relevant image. If you don’t have your own images, use TECC’s free image gallery for tobacco control. Upload the image to your post, click “Publish”, and that’s it!


Caption

"I’m not really a smoker. I never smoke more than one a day. Only if I’m out with friends or stressed or something. It’s not like it’s hurting me.”

Not true. Even one cigarette a day is harmful. For heart disease and stroke it’s half as bad as smoking the whole pack.
https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/360/bmj.j5855.full.pdf


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People know it as the addictive chemical component in tobacco products, but most don’t realize that nicotine increases blood pressure, risk of heart disease, and is linked to metabolic syndrome.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363846/


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Impaired attention, risk of depression, and anxiety. These are all conditions linked to nicotine use in teens
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543069/


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What is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.? Tobacco. Responsible for nearly one in five deaths each year.
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/index.htm