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Youth Participate in Great American Smokeout
Published on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 (10:49 a.m.)Members of a Southern Nevada youth movement called Evolvement will be participating in the Great American Smokeout on November 10th and 15th. Youth members will be cleaning up cigarette butts at two parks, in an effort to show the need for tobacco-free parks. The event logistics are as follows:
Great American Smokeout
Sunset Park - Saturday, November 10th from 10:00AM-12:00PM
2601 E Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Shadow Rock Park - Thursday, November 15th from 2:30PM-4:30PM
2650 Los Feliz
Las Vegas, NV 89156
Los Feliz & Hollywood
Tobacco free parks are important to establish and promote a healthy community. In addition, tobacco free parks will protect the health, safety, and welfare of the Las Vegas residents. Research has shown that there is no safe level of second hand smoke even in outdoor settings. In addition, cigarette litter is dangerous if ingested by youth, pets, birds and fish. A recent survey found that over 69% of Clark County residents support tobacco free parks and recreation areas.
For Evolvement, tobacco is not just a health issue, but it is a social justice issue as well. The event is organized to raise awareness about the need for tobacco tobacco-free parks.
For more information, please visit www.Evolvement.org or www.cancer.org/smokeout