Nebraska Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program

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The Nebraska Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program was created by the Nebraska Legislature in 1981, when one-cent (1¢) of the tax per pack of cigarettes sold in the state was designated to fund the program.
 
A portion of the revenue generated from the tax also funds the University of Nebraska Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases and the Cancer Registry at the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.
 
The remainder is awarded to all campuses of the University of Nebraska and Creighton University which compete annually for the funds. Click here for a listing of the currently awarded grants.
 
In 1993, the Nebraska Legislature increased the tobacco excise tax on cigarettes and appropriated an additional two cents (2¢) per pack for cancer and smoking disease research. The revenue from the two-cent program is distributed to the University of Nebraska Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, and other postsecondary educational institutions having colleges of medicine located in Nebraska which have cancer research programs (Creighton University).
 
The primary purpose of the program is to build research capacity.
 

For more information, contact:
 
Cancer & Smoking Disease Research Program
Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
 
Phone: (402) 471-0925
 
 
 

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