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By David Stegon
November 15, 2012 10:16 AM
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced the launch of BeTobaccoFree.gov on Thursday, a new website aimed at providing one-stop access to the best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across its agencies.
The site includes general information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics and evidence-based methods on how to quit.
“Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of premature and preventable death in the United States,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “BeTobaccoFree.gov builds upon the Obama administration’s commitment to help tobacco users quit and prevent children from starting to use tobacco products.”
BeTobaccoFree.gov uses responsive design, making information accessible anywhere, anytime on any platform, from smart phone to tablet to desktop.
The website also includes a social media dashboard, “Say it - Share it,” that provides real time updates from HHS tobacco related social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Infographics, Podcasts and Tumblr.