Logo Contest Addresses Risks of Smoking during Pregnancy

Contest Winner, Alexandria Shuman

Based on recommendations from the most recent FIMR Project Impact report, the Community Action Team hosted a logo design contest aimed at educating the community about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy. According to the report, 35 percent of mothers experiencing infant death self-reported some type of substance abuse. Ninety-three percent of these were tobacco smokers.

Contest participants attended an educational training that covered first, second, and third-hand smoke and their potential risks to unborn babies. Any type of cigarette smoke exposure can contribute to poor birth outcomes such as prematurity, low birthweight, underdeveloped organs, breathing problems, and increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Once the training was completed, participants designed a logo to promote smoking cessation during pregnancy. The winning logo will be featured on printed materials and promotional items to be distributed in the community. Logos were judged based on originality, creativity, difficulty and clarity of message. Congratulations to contest winner Alexandria Shuman and the rest of the participants for a job well done!