Tobacco prevention campaign to hit urinals, pizza boxes in Douglas County

Urinal deodorizer screen.

Urinal deodorizer screen.

When men use the urinals in bars and restaurants around town, a message about tobacco use will be glaring up at them from cherry-scented deodorizer screens.

“Can you still get it up?”

The deodorizer screens are part of an in-your-face tobacco prevention campaign by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department that targets residents between the ages of 18 and 30. The $21,000 campaign will begin in mid-August.

“It’s pretty edgy,” director Dan Partridge said with a grin.

The message lets men know that smoking can cause impotence. In women’s bathrooms, stickers near the mirrors will remind them about the effects of smoking on skin: wrinkles.

In addition to the urinal screens and stickers, there will be stark promotions on TV, radio and websites like lawrence.com and kusports.com. There also will anti-smoking messages delivered on top of Pizza Shuttle boxes.

“It’s unlike anything we’ve done before,” said Lisa Horn, communications director.

Tagged: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, tobacco, smoking

Comments

H_Lecter 3 years, 3 months ago

How about adding, "Don't forget to wash your hands!" That would be a nice public service as well.

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jd 3 years, 3 months ago

and more than the finger wave under a little water!

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Shane Garrett 3 years, 3 months ago

And it 1,2,3, what are we smoking for, well I don't give a hoot next stop is the boot.

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Erin Graham 3 years, 3 months ago

I LOVE it!!!!! Way to go to those involved for having the teckles to put it out there like that!!!!!!!!

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DGL 3 years, 3 months ago

Good thing they're putting the message on Pizza Shuttle boxes...college students will look at that at 2 in the morning after consuming a 2,000 calorie pile of grease following the usual night of binge drinking and think twice about the effects cigarettes have their health! Well thought out guys!

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ToriFreak13 3 years, 3 months ago

Pizza Shuttle? lol so will their drivers stop smoking? How about the pizza makers that don't wash their hands after a smoke break?

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purplesage 3 years, 3 months ago

Crude and unacceptable. Who wants to explain the slogan to an 8 year old?

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Cindy Flippo 3 years, 3 months ago

purplesage, I would just bet that an 8 year old will understand the concept much faster than the highschool .............age. 8 is a great age to let children know the hazzards of our envirement and hopefully they will not grow up with the concept that smoking and drugs and alchohol is not good for you !

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