Great American Smokeout® Health Improvement Challenge
Every year, smokers across the nation participate in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout by smoking less or quitting for the day on the third Thursday of November. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and raises awareness of the many effective ways to quit for good.
Our Great American Smokeout employer toolkit involves pairing a smoker with a non-smoking partner or “buddy” who will support them throughout the day as they try to remain smoke-free. Participants are encouraged to sign up in pairs to ensure the smoker is comfortable and friendly with the person who will assist them throughout the day.
Select a program coordinator
As a Program Coordinator, you are taking on a gratifying role of supporting and promoting wellness initiatives at the worksite. The Program Coordinator should be someone who can devote the time required to implement and promote this program to ensure a successful outcome.
The Program Coordinator is the person who will set up and advertise the Great American Smokeout challenge throughout the workplace. The handouts and resources should be used to help educate your employees about the effects of smoking and the benefits of quitting.
Promote the program
Promotional information is included to help you spread the word about this exciting health improvement challenge that is available at your organization.
Tools You Will Need During the Program
Educational handouts and materials
Use these handouts to assist in educating employees about the detriments of smoking and becoming healthier.
- After quitting effects
- Help for cravings and tough situations
- Follow-up letter: Frequently asked questions about quitting smoking
Online resource list
Use this list of resources as an additional reference for your employees.
Track and reward your participants!
For more information, please contact your Independence Blue Cross Account Representative.