Great American Spit Out - Mental Health
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Great American Spit Out

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Tobacco and Health

Great American Spit Out

The Tobacco and Health program is observing the Great American Spit Out on Thursday, February 20, by providing a variety of materials that encourage Veterans to begin a tobacco-free life. Click on the links below to download these digital and print resources.

Social Media Content

Social Media Content: These posts and graphics for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram promote the Great American Spit Out and encourage Veterans who use smokeless tobacco to access VA support for their quit journey.

Download Social Media Posts and Graphics

Press Release Template and Newsletter Content

Press Release Template: VA staff members can adapt this template to share information about their VAMC’s tobacco cessation programs and successes.

External Newsletter Content: This article encourages Veterans to take the first step in living tobacco-free for the Great American Spit Out.

Internal Newsletter Content: This article encourages VA staff members to promote VA resources though internal communications channels such as newsletters, emails, and intranet bulletin board posts.

Download Press Release Template and Newsletter Content

Frequently Asked Questions, Posters, and Electronic Billboards

FAQs: This handout for patients answers common questions about quitting smokeless tobacco and VA resources that can help Veterans quit.

Posters: Individuals can print and hang these posters in public areas to promote tobacco cessation resources before and during the Great American Spit Out.

Electronic Billboards: Electronic billboards can be displayed on computer screens, TVs, and other digital media to promote tobacco cessation resources before and during the Great American Spit Out.

Download FAQs, Posters, and Electronic Billboards