Center for Reducing Health Disparities

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

Tobacco Marketing – Are You a Target?

Tobacco companies market their deadly products across the globe.  Their tactics focus on vulnerable populations including those who do not have access to the information or regulations/policies to protect them from this targeted marketing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship should be banned. All forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship should be banned.  Advertising bans significantly reduce the numbers of people starting and continuing to smoke. Banning tobacco advertising and sponsorship is one of the most… Continue Reading