Tobacco Free Lancaster County Celebrates World No Tobacco Day May 31-June 1

Tobacco Free Lancaster County (TFLC, is sponsoring a communitywide event for youth in summer care programs from May 31 through June 1. Youth will get to help their local neighborhoods by picking up litter while learning about tobacco waste and how the tobacco cycle affects the environment. Event tool kits will include educational materials, free supplies for litter pick-up, information on how to raise funds for their programs during the litter pick-up, and free t-shirts for participants. Program coordinators can register for the event by contacting TFLC at

World No Tobacco Day is a global day of awareness observed on May 31 each year. The World Health Organization shares that the 2022 campaign aims to raise public awareness about the environmental impact of the entire tobacco cycle, from its cultivation, production, and distribution to the toxic waste it generates. The campaign will also aim to expose the tobacco industry’s effort to greenwash its reputation and make its products more appealing by marketing them as environmentally friendly. Learn more about tobacco’s threat to our environment and look for the bright green World No Tobacco Day t-shirts in your neighborhood and on social media.

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. Find out more at