Project 1200 Display to Illustrate the Toll of Tobacco on Kick Butts Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 31, 2006
|Who||The Southern Nevada Health District and community partner agencies.|
Project 1200 display and national Kick Butts Day news conference.
|When||News Conference: April 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. |
Project 1200 Display: April 5, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
|Where||Fashion Show Mall |
Indoors at the runway/center stage
Now in its 11th year, Kick Butts Day is a national event that calls attention to the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. The Project 1200 display is a Kick Butts Day effort across 20 major cities to raise awareness about the 1,200 people that die each day due to tobacco use.
The Fashion Show Mall display will incorporate 1,200 empty pairs of shoes, with a personal story, quote or fact attached to each. Above the shoes, commercials highlighting the health consequences of tobacco use will air on large television screens above the stage.
Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing nearly 450,000 people each year – more than alcohol, illicit drugs, homicide, suicide, car accidents and AIDS combined. Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke can cause a number of health problems, such as cancer, and it can aggravate existing conditions like asthma, allergies and heart disease.
News conference speakers:
Dr. Lawrence Sands
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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.