Center for Reducing Health Disparities

TOBACCO-FREE PARKS Promote Healthy Lifestyles Free of Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke

Parks. If you are like me when I hear this word, I think of a playground with kids, a place where you can take your dog for a walk, and a place where people are having a picnic or playing a game of soccer, baseball, or another sport. The Omaha Tobacco-Free Parks Initiative reinforces the idea that parks are places where healthy lifestyles should be… Continue Reading

Breathe Clean Air and Rent Smoke-Free

If you listen to the radio or seen television lately, you probably have heard of MOTAC’s smoke-free housing initiative, Rent Smoke-Free.  What you may not know is that there is a rising demand for smoke-free housing. Think about it, most people know that secondhand smoke is dangerous. It can cause lung cancer, trigger asthma attacks, and cause heart disease. So why is it that people… Continue Reading

Tobacco: A Serious Public Health Concern for Nebraska

Tomorrow is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) so here’s a few facts about the public health consequences of tobacco use: Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and a serious public health concern for Nebraska. Smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, 2500 adults in… Continue Reading