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Great American Spit Out

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Tobacco and Health

Great American Spit Out

In observance of the Great American Spit Out, the Tobacco and Health program is providing a variety of resources that VA health care providers can use to encourage Veterans to quit smokeless tobacco products. Click on the links below to download these resources.

Written Content

Press Release Template: VA staff members can adapt this template to share their VAMC’s successes.

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

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

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Promotional Resources

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Editable VA Patient Handout: This handout for patients promotes national resources for people who want to quit smokeless tobacco products. As an editable PDF file, it also allows providers to easily add local resources.

Posters: VA staff members can print and hang these posters in their VAMC to promote tobacco cessation resources before and during the Great American Spit Out.

Electronic Billboards: Electronic billboards can be displayed on computer screens in VAMCs to promote tobacco cessation resources before and during the Great American Spit Out.

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Social Media Content and Graphics

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Social Media Content and Graphics: These social media graphics and posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram promote the Great American Spit Out and encourage users to access VA resources.

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