Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Tobacco Tax in Nebraska

Tobacco use is a serious public health threat.  Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.  More people die from tobacco than AIDS, alcohol, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined each year.  Tobacco taxes are a proven way to discourage youth from smoking and encourage adults to quit.  Tobacco taxes are good for health, good for people (youth and adults), and good for the states’ bottom line.  In fact, raising taxes on tobacco is the most effective policy… Continue Reading

World No Tobacco Day – May 31, 2014: A Day of Online Action

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.  It is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for 10% of adult deaths worldwide.  The global… Continue Reading

Thanks for Participating in World No Tobacco Day’s Online Activities!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our online social media information and advocacy project for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)!  As part of this project, the Center and MOTAC were able to reach more than 2000 people through: 7 Blog posts 56 Facebook posts; Reaching over 1500 people and getting 15 new “Likes” for UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities, MOTAC, and the Omaha Tobacco Free Parks Initiative 54 Tweets and 12 new followers on Twitter Tobacco use is one of the… Continue Reading