27th Annual Emigrant Trails Bike Trek
The Emigrant Trails Bike Trek - or ETBT - is an exciting three day cycling event that raises funds in support of BREATHE's clean air, lung health and tobacco control programs. The 2013 ETBT will stage out of Camp Richardson on the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Participants will enjoy three days of cycling, two nights camping, catered meals, entertainment and more!
Smoking in Movies Data Published on CDC Website
Through our Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Project, trained student movie reviewers have been collecting data regarding on-screen tobacco-use in popular movies since the early 1990's. This data is continually shared and analyzed by public health professionals, medical researchers and policy-makers worldwide. Our 2012 data was recently published on the Centers for Disease Control website: www.cdc.gov/tobacco/smoking-in-movies.
For more information about the Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Project and how you can get involved, please click here.
2012 Vegetation Conference
Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, with the support of the Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD, held a small invitation-only meeting at Drexel University, on June 5th and 6th 2012, regarding the topic of near road air pollution impacts and mitigation strategies.
The purpose of this workshop was to share new data being developed by several agencies and connecting science to implementation. Presentations were not academic discussions but rather summaries of a few recent and important findings and their implications for planning. The conference convened over forty experts from around the country to discuss pressing problems and next steps
. Notes from this informative briefing are being compiled and will be available on the BCSET website in the near future, however several presentations are now available for viewing.