Tobacco Outreach

Tobacco Outreach & Prevention Program

The UNMC Tobacco Outreach & Prevention Program has been consistently funded by the Tobacco Free Nebraska Program since 2002. This program is geared towards promoting a healthy, tobacco-free lifestyle through educating on the dangers of tobacco and exposure to secondhand smoke while promoting smoke-free homes & apartments as well as making public places and spaces smoke-free. This program seeks to prevent and reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in children, youth, and adults, and it has demonstrated success using a culturally and linguistically sensitive approach.
The program focuses on the following areas:

  • Clean Air: Smoke-Free Public Places and Spaces
  • Smoke-Free Homes & Apartments
  • Youth Tobacco Prevention
  • Community-Capacity Building

In addition to tobacco prevention, the program focuses on healthcare issues related with tobacco use including: tobacco-related diseases, disparities in access to healthcare, and health literacy. UNMC works closely with community agencies, businesses, faith based organizations, anti-smoking groups and coalitions, to educate, collaborate, and promote a tobacco-free society through social norm change.

Center staff are available to help community agencies, businesses, and other organizations to develop tobacco-free and smoke-free policies for multiunit housing and smoke-free school and business campuses. Technical assistance is provided free of charge.  Feel free to contact our program to access these services at: (402) 559-9660 or via email to aramos@unmc.edu.

Learn more about the components of our tobacco outreach & prevention program:

The Center is an active member of the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC).  For more information about MOTAC, please visit the website: www.motac.org.