Veterans Day – November 11, 2017
Project UNIFORM supports events to encourage tobacco-free lives. Providing tobacco cessation services and resources to support tobacco-free living is one way to show appreciation to Veterans for their service.
Who Project UNIFORM Provides Materials To
Project UNIFORM is able to support Veterans Day events hosted in California. These events or activities may be hosted by health care clinics, college campuses, community organizations and coalitions, and other agencies or groups seeking to provide tobacco prevention and cessation information to the Veteran community.
What Project UNIFORM Offers
We are able to provide participating clinics, colleges, organizations, and groups with free tobacco cessation quit kits, electronic media, and print resources.
Quit Kits contain items and information to support a person who uses tobacco in making a quit attempt. These materials encourage behavior change and participation in location tobacco-free activities.
Electronic media includes the placement of ads on Facebook to promote awareness of local and statewide (1-800-NO-BUTTS) tobacco cessation resources.
Print resources, including quit cards, post cards, posters, and flyers are also available. Military-specific resources can be requested when registering for the event. Additional educational materials can be ordered by submitting an Educational Materials form to CYAN. These materials are available year-round to promote cessation in local Veteran communities.
Cessation resources are also available from the California Smokers’ Helpline. An assortment of cessation materials such as the 1-800-NO-BUTTS gold card, Helpline brochures, and fact sheets are available for order or download at www.nobutts-catalog.org.
Project UNIFORM is currently working on a Turnkey Kit to assist communities in organizing a Veterans Day event. The Turnkey Kit provides background information on the events, data on Veteran tobacco use, suggested event ideas, sample social media posts, and an assortment of resources.
Registration for Veterans Day 2017 is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CLP3NF2. The deadline to register is Friday, October 27, 2017.