Yesterday was quite a day! Locally, our coalition, the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC) hosted a cigarette butt clean-up as part of the Omaha Tobacco-Free Parks Initiative in three Omaha parks: Elmwood, Mandan, and Miller. And unfortunately, we found a lot of tobacco trash in our parks.
We also had a lot of activity online through our blog, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts. We thank you all for being involved in this initiative to educate and raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco and secondhand smoke. Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in this country. Now is the time that we join together to make positive changes in our community so that everyone has the chance to be healthy.
As part of this project, the Center and MOTAC were able to reach more than 2000 people through:
- 7 Blog posts
- 70 Facebook posts; Reaching almost 1800 people and getting 10 new “Likes” for UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities, MOTAC, and the Omaha Tobacco Free Parks Initiative
- 57 Tweets and 8 new followers on Twitter
We hope that this is just the beginning of a strong tobacco-free movement and that everyone will continue to be involved! One way to stay up to date with what’s happening is to like the Facebook pages listed above or follow us on Twitter.
Thanks for commemorating World No Tobacco Day with us! We’ll see you again next year.