ECHO is reaching out to let the public know it is kicking off 2012 with a brand new program and public service announcement set, “Secondhand Smoke in Our Communities.”
ECHO is excited about this co-production with Clearway Minnesota because it tells the story of secondhand smoke’s impact to diverse populations – in some of which tobacco use is greatly outpacing that of the general population. The 20-30 minute program informs viewers that being exposed to the smoke from other people’s cigarette smoke is very dangerous and can cause illness.
The program and PSAs are available in eight languages: low-literacy English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, and Karen – all languages are on every disc. Request DVD copies to share with clients and colleagues, use in the classroom, play in your waiting room, etc., by emailing [email protected].
Help spread the word about this very important topic by promoting the program’s airing on tpt within your organization and network. To help with this ECHA has created translated fliers for download at www.echominnesota.org/secondhand-smoke-our-communities-flier.
“Secondhand Smoke in Our Communities” will begin broadcasting on tpt’s Minnesota Channel (Comcast Channel 202 or 243, depending on location) on January 15 and will be available for streaming here the day after.
• Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in English – Guests: Betsy Brock, Association for Nonsmokers, and Cathy Stephens, LAAMPP Fellow
• Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Spanish – Guest: Patricia Baker, LAAMPP Fellow
• Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Hmong – Guest: Thomas Yang, STEEP Project
• Jan. 22 at 7:20 p.m. in Somali – Guests: Mohamed Mohamud, Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, and Saeed Fahia, Executive Director of Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota
• Jan. 22 at 7:40 p.m. in Karen – Guests: Misecal Htway, First Karen Baptist Church, and Saysay Eh, First Karen Baptist Church
• Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Vietnamese – Guests: Hien Nguyen, STEEP Project, and Tam Do, LAAMPP Fellow
• Jan. 29 at 7:20 p.m. in Lao – Guests: Monemany Daoheuang, STEEP Project, and Sunny Chanthanouvong, Executive Director of Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota
• Jan. 29 at 7:40 p.m. in Khmer – Guests: Rom Touy, Cambodian Health Educator, and Tonara Hing, St. Joseph’s Bethesda