Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Rent Smoke-Free to Protect Your Health

Have you ever lived in an apartment complex where people smoke? I am lucky enough to not have experienced this, but there are many others that are not so lucky. They live in apartment building where their neighbors smoke and they do not like the smoke because it permeates through their apartment. Some don’t like the cigarettes smoke because of the smell, while others are… Continue Reading

TOBACCO-FREE PARKS Protect the Environment and Promote Healthy Behaviors

Tobacco trash at city parks is everywhere. It is estimated that 4.5 trillion pounds of cigarette butts are tossed annually in the world. In the United States, American for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) estimate that 1.69 billion pounds of butts ended up as toxic waste in the year 2014. Omaha is no different, when I take my dog for a walk, we come across many cigarette… Continue Reading

Tobacco: A Global Issue with Local Impact – World No Tobacco Day 2016

Today, May 31, has been designated World No Tobacco Day by the World Health Organization (WHO). Tobacco is still a leading public health issue that kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined each year in the United States. Tobacco is a problem across the world and is continues to be the leading cause of preventable death globally. According… Continue Reading