The Meteorite Museum begins process to be 100% Free of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions

Lunes 24 de Abril de 2023

Cultur already obtained the corresponding recognitions for the XXI Century and Chichén Itzá

Mérida, Yucatán, April 24, 2023. In order to obtain the recognition of "Space 100% Free of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions", today, staff of the Meteorite Museum, located in Progreso, took the awareness talk that was in charge of the psychologist Shanny Cámara Canto, responsible for that program in Yucatan and trainer of the Health Services in the State.

The talk was attended by 18 workers of the tourist site that represents 87% of the total (21), so that it was covered with the minimum requirement that is 80%, to continue with the process.

The next step will be to install signage signs warning visitors of the ban on smoking or vaping and that they can be subject to sanctions ranging from reprimands, fines or even arrests.

Then, Cultur will organize and carry out its "third mattress" to decontaminate both the interior and the surroundings of the building of cigarette butts that are highly polluting waste.

It should be noted that the Meteorite Museum will be the third service unit that will obtain the recognition of 100% Free Space of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions, which already have the Convention and Exhibition Center Siglo XXI and the Parador de Chichén Itzá.

Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, general director of Cultur, asked his collaborators that, once the corresponding recognition is obtained, the space becomes a kind of protected area, so that everyone has the responsibility to ensure that no one enters smoking or vaping.

-With all due respect we will have to ask people to put out their cigarette or vape and if they do not want to do so then urge them to leave the place ... In extreme cases, which we hope will not occur, request the help of the municipal police to proceed in accordance with the law, he added.

During the talk, Cámara Canto explained among other things that the use of electronic cigarettes and vapers, which today can go unnoticed because they look like boxes of flavored gum or markers, definitely do not constitute a safe way to quit conventional cigarettes.

Vape manufacturers say they only contain propylene glycol, glycerin and flavorings, but hide that they actually also contain ether, benzyl alcohol, menthol, ethyl tipinate, isoamyl acetate, eugenol (used to kill fish) and linalool, which is used as an insecticide against flies and cockroaches.

In addition, added the speaker, studies have shown that electronic devices when activated generate significant levels of cadmium, nickel, copper, tin, lead, silver and aluminum that end up lodging in the body.

It should also be considered that heating the battery increases the risk of cancer of those who use the aforementioned devices.

Publicado por: Cultur

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Cultur awards economic incentives to workers with 10 to 30 years of service

Additionally, an emotional recognition was given for their work throughout this six-year term
Lunes 20 de Mayo de 2024

 Merida, Yucatan, May 20, 2021. Today, the general director of Cultur, Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, as every year, awarded 41 economic incentives to an equal number of workers who work in the department, for having completed 30, 25, 20, 15, and 10 years of uninterrupted service.

The support consisted, in most cases, of giving $1,000 for each year of service to the beneficiaries. For 30 and 25 years there were 3 each, for 20 there were 8, for 15 there were 17, and for 10 there were 10 collaborators.

During the delivery of these resources, which took place at the Dzibilchaltún Hall of the Siglo XXI Convention Center, Mauricio Díaz took the opportunity to thank all the personnel under his charge for the effort made throughout this six-year term.

-Everything that was achieved, such as the Guinness Record (The Largest Lesson on Disability Awareness), having a cinema with inclusive facilities, the highest influx in tourism, the great influx we have here at Siglo XXI... We owe it all to your great effort -he emphasized.

He said that this administration, which will soon end, was very demanding because that's what the governor marked but thanks to this is that the results in all areas are very flattering and it makes us feel very proud to have been part of this chapter in the history of our State.

After the delivery of all economic support, Díaz Montalvo and all his area directors posed for a memorable photo with the workers."

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Thousands of cigarette butts have gone from being highly polluting waste to works of art

Thanks to the "colillatones" organized by Cultur in its service units
Martes 23 de Abril de 2024

 In Mérida, Yucatán, on April 23, 2024, Cultur received two new works of art made from cigarette butts collected at the "El Corchito" stopover and the Meteorite Museum, both spaces located in Progreso and managed by this department.

As reported, on December 20, 2023, the general director of Cultur delivered 5,2575 cigarette butts to architect Miranda Jacqueline Escalante Moguel to transform them into two works of art, specifically into paintings that are now a reality.

With these two new artistic pieces, Cultur now has four thanks to an equal number of "colillatones" held not only at the aforementioned locations but also at the Yucatán Siglo XXI Convention and Exhibition Center - including its cinemas - and at the Chichén Itzá stopover.

In all cases, at each of the aforementioned sites, the department has already obtained the respective recognitions as "100% Smoke-Free and Emission-Free Spaces."

Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, general director of Cultur expressed his gratitude for Miranda's very professional work, as her artwork serves as an iconic record of the effort made by Cultur's staff as a contribution to decontaminating the mentioned service units from cigarette butts. He also thanked the Yucatán Health Services (SSY) for granting Cultur the mentioned recognitions.

As reported, Cultur initiated actions to obtain recognition as "100% Smoke-Free and Emission-Free Spaces" in several of the spaces it manages. The first was in May 2022 at the Yucatán Siglo XXI Convention Center, collecting 12,9000 butts. The second was in September of that same year at the Chichén Itzá stopover with 5,125 residues. The third was in August 2023 at the Meteorite Museum and the fourth in early November 2023 with 1,525 waste. In total, Cultur collected 23,300 cigarette butts, most of which are now works of art.

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