Tobacco Free Lancaster County Celebrating Cancer Control Month with Tobacco Messages
April has been celebrated as Cancer Control Month since 1938, and Tobacco Free Lancaster County (tobaccofreelancastercounty.org/business) is doing its part by sharing anti-tobacco messages and providing information about assistance for quitting throughout the month. That includes information about one of the best ways to reduce tobacco use and exposure—initiation of tobacco-free policies in the workplace. Businesses can ensure cleaner, safer air, and support quit journeys by prohibiting tobacco use (including e-cigarettes) on their campuses and in vehicles while reducing costs from custodial services, insurance premiums, and lost productivity.
While it is common knowledge that tobacco use causes lung cancer, many people are not aware that smoking can cause cancer in almost any part of your body due to the damaging effects at a cellular level. Tobacco Free Lancaster County offers FREE support to implement or improve tobacco-free policies at your business and is encouraging businesses that already have a successful tobacco-free policy to share how your business is making a difference by applying to be a 2021 Tobacco-Free Business Champion during Cancer Control Month.
Funding for Tobacco Free Lancaster County is provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. If you’re interested in receiving a toolkit to get started on a tobacco-free policy, get answers to technical questions, or apply for FREE custom tobacco-free signage to help champion your new or improved policy, visit tobaccofreelancastercounty.org/business/ and apply by April 30, 2021.