Center for Reducing Health Disparities

The Debate about E-Cigarettes Continues as Use Increases and Research Lags

I saw him at the movie theater, with the cigarette on his hand.  I was surprised to see that he puffed away without any regard to the “No smoking” signs displayed on the entrance. As I got closer, though, I did not find myself with the familiar smoke and smell of cigarettes that I had come across numerous times. Then it hit me! He wasn’t… 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

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is May 31, 2015

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), celebrated each year on May 31.  According to the World Heath Organization (WHO), the goal of WNTD is to contribute to protecting present and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco, but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.  Tobacco is a first rate killer and… Continue Reading