Center for Reducing Health Disparities

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

Big Tobacco in the LGBT Community

Recent data shows that 1 in 5 people smoke in the U.S. In the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community smoking rates are almost 70% higher than the general population, killing almost 30,000 LGBT persons every year. But yet, why is it that smoking is still a fad? A research marketing company named Winston Stuart Associates conducted a focus group study in Sacramento and San Francisco which documented why LGBT participants believed smoking prevalence to be high within their communities.  Here’s some of their… Continue Reading