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Lindsay Manufacturing Implements Tobacco Free Policy.xml
Platte/Colfax Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate PopulationsApproved
The Tobacco Free Platte County Coalition (TFPCC) Coordinator contacted Lindsay Manufacturing in 2013 about implementing a tobacco-free campus policy.  At that time, the company was not interested in policy change, but indicated they may consider revising the current policy within the next two years.  Lindsay representatives indicated they would contact the coalition in the future when they were interested in implementing a policy.
8/15/2016 3:02 PMSystem Account7/28/2016 8:50 AMSystem Account
Lincoln County Youth are Empowered to Resist Tobacco Marketing.xml
Lincoln Youth PreventionApproved
Youth are consistently being targeted by marketing messages from big tobacco companies. About 80% of adult tobacco users started using before the age of 18.  Tobacco Free Lincoln County has wanted to empower youth in the county but have not had the resources, human or financial, to do so.
8/5/2016 9:52 AMSystem Account7/28/2016 8:50 AMSystem Account
Property Management Education Leads to Smoke Free Policy.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Tenant complaint regarding secondhand smoke: An asthmatic tenant with a pregnant partner contacted the Douglas County Health Department, as they had seen advertising posted by the health department concerning tenant rights regarding secondhand smoke.  The tenant had previously approached the property manager of the apartment building concerning secondhand smoke exposure originating from a neighboring apartment, but the issue had not been addressed.
7/26/2016 11:13 AMSystem Account7/22/2016 12:07 PMSystem Account
Housing Summit Increases Number of Smokefree Multiunit Housing Policies.xml
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Multi-unit property owners and managers are sometimes unaware that it is legal to enact a smoke-free housing policy for their property.  Once they enact a smoke-free policy, they often need support in enforcing those policies to truly reduce secondhand smoke exposure for their residents.
7/29/2016 11:12 AMSystem Account7/22/2016 12:04 PMSystem Account
Partnership with OPD Results in Improved Retail Compliance Rates.xml
Douglas Youth PreventionApproved
Since 2014, the Douglas County average tobacco non-compliance rate has been about 4%.  When tobacco retailers sell tobacco products to minors, youth are more likely to use tobacco. If tobacco retailers are compliant by not selling tobacco to minors, it makes it more difficult for youth to get tobacco products; therefore they are less likely to use them.
7/26/2016 11:52 AMSystem Account7/22/2016 12:04 PMSystem Account
Community Gardens Adopt Smoke-free and Tobacco-free Policies.xml
Douglas Disparate PopulationsApproved
The Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC) needs to expand public and organizational support for tobacco-free parks initiatives.
7/26/2016 11:52 AMSystem Account7/22/2016 12:03 PMSystem Account
Panhandle Protects Children at Play - Creating Tobacco Free Recreational Facilities.xml
Panhandle Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
The Panhandle Prevention Coalition (PPC) looked at the data 36.5% of 12th graders who have smoked at least one cigarette in their lifetime and 20.6% of adults who currently smoke in the Panhandle.  These numbers resonated with the coalition and despite having a “Clean Indoor Air Act” that prohibits smoking in bars and restaurants, many places are still not smoke free. So when the coalition looked at an area where it could make changes to improve the health of people in their communities, the PPC chose to implement a tobacco-free parks initiative.
7/12/2016 8:22 AMSystem Account7/6/2016 8:39 AMSystem Account
Youth Can Influence Parents' Smoking Behavior.xml
Hall Secondhand Smoke Exposure Cessation Youth PreventionApproved
Youth are concerned for their parents or caregivers who use tobacco.
7/15/2016 4:30 PMSystem Account7/6/2016 8:39 AMSystem Account
Including Tobacco in Substance Abuse Recovery Programs.xml
Hall CessationApproved
In an educational session of 18 individuals, 16 use tobacco. One participant had no desire to sit through a tobacco education session and openly expressed his intention to continue using tobacco and did not see how it related to the substance addiction he was seeking treatment for.
7/18/2016 1:02 PMSystem Account7/6/2016 8:38 AMSystem Account
Plattsmouth Soccer Club Creates Tobacco Free Policy.xml
Cass Youth Prevention Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Plattsmouth Soccer Club had a tobacco-free policy but no formal verbiage for a written policy.  The policy that was in place was not comprehensive.  There was no visible signage to help remind visitors and other guests (who don't sign organizational paperwork) about the tobacco-free policy.  
7/12/2016 2:53 PMSystem Account6/15/2016 2:43 PMSystem Account
SENCA Participants Learn about the Costs of Tobacco.xml
Cass Disparate PopulationsApproved
Individuals/clients working with SENCA have financial hardships.
7/12/2016 2:53 PMSystem Account6/15/2016 2:43 PMSystem Account
Tobacco Free Policy Helps Chewer Quit.xml
Sarpy CessationApproved
The employee, a long-term smokeless tobacco user, needed to adjust to the tobacco-free campus policy.
7/11/2016 4:52 PMSystem Account5/23/2016 9:47 AMSystem Account
Tenants Benefit from Tobacco Free Policy at Apartment Complex.xml
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate PopulationsApproved
Language barrier, secondhand smoke exposure and subsequent health concerns
7/12/2016 12:52 PMSystem Account5/18/2016 11:23 AMSystem Account
Tobacco Free Policies Help Smoker Quit.xml
Sarpy Cessation Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
The tenant, a long-term smoker, needs to adjust to the policies. “Like most smokers, I would love to quit smoking.”
7/11/2016 4:52 PMSystem Account5/13/2016 2:51 PMSystem Account
Tobacco Free Parks and Play Areas Reduce Harmful Exposure to Secondhand Smoke.xml
Platte/Colfax Youth Prevention Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate PopulationsApproved
Columbus area parks were not smoke free, exposing many children to the dangers of secondhand smoke. The Tobacco Free Platte County Coalition worked toward establishing a city ordinance instead of a resolution.  However, the coalition is happy the city council broadened the request and placed the resolution around more areas.  Hopefully visitors to the area will follow the resolution. 
7/13/2016 1:30 PMSystem Account5/13/2016 2:50 PMSystem Account
Visitors to Kearney will Know Smoke-Free Hotel Options.xml
Buffalo Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Educating visitors to Kearney about smoke-free hotel options
7/12/2016 4:52 PMSystem Account5/13/2016 2:50 PMSystem Account
Peer Health Educators Strive for Comprehensive Campus-Wide Policy at UNK.xml
Buffalo Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth Prevention CessationApproved
There were leadership changes at UNK with the election of a new Student Body President and Vice President. The new leadership needed to be educated on the work toward a 100% tobacco free campus policy and the passage of a non-comprehensive policy for UNK.
7/12/2016 4:52 PMSystem Account5/13/2016 2:50 PMSystem Account
Quitline Promotion Supported by Hospital.xml
Panhandle CessationApproved
Smoking cessation was identified as a community need during the Community Health Needs assessment process.
5/18/2016 11:52 AMSystem Account4/4/2016 1:56 PMSystem Account
Compliance Checks in Lincoln County.xml
Lincoln Youth PreventionApproved
About 80% of adults who use tobacco started when they were under 18, which is the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Nebraska. Although they may get tobacco products from older friends and family members, sales clerks sometimes sell it to them. On July 2, 2014, North Platte Police Department (NPPD) conducted random tobacco sales compliance checks at 17 retail outlets. Fifteen were compliant, but two sold to the minor, for a compliance rate of 88%.
6/8/2016 8:57 AMSystem Account4/4/2016 1:55 PMSystem Account
Panhandle School Policies.xml
Panhandle Youth PreventionApproved
Loose and unenforced policies for students participating in activities
12/30/2015 10:15 AMSystem Account8/12/2015 7:08 AMSystem Account
Chadron Hospital Enacts Tobacco Free Policy.xml
Panhandle Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Chadron Hospital did not have a tobacco free campus policy in place.
12/30/2015 10:15 AMSystem Account8/12/2015 7:08 AMSystem Account
Boone County Tobacco Policies.xml
Platte/Colfax Cessation Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
The tobacco coalition in Platte/Colfax County extended its reach through an active coalition member in Boone County. Although Boone County is not served by a tobacco coalition or funded by TFN, the Platte/Colfax County coordinator provided Boone County partners with information on tobacco polices and assisted answering questions from the schools and health center boards.  Saint Michael's School was concerned with issues of visitors smoking, as the school is connected to the Catholic church and is used for funerals during the week.  Coalition members encouraged them to implement a tobacco free policy and use signage to help enforce the policy. 
12/30/2015 10:15 AMSystem Account8/11/2015 10:12 AMSystem Account
E-Cigarettes Added to County Policy.xml
Cass Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
The use of electronic nicotine delivery systems on Cass County tobacco-free grounds.
12/30/2015 10:15 AMSystem Account8/11/2015 10:12 AMSystem Account
Smoke Free Housing Options in Cass County.xml
Cass Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce received a request for information of smoke-free multi-family housing options available in Cass County.
12/30/2015 10:15 AMSystem Account8/11/2015 10:12 AMSystem Account
Buffalo County Media Coverage.xml
Buffalo CessationApproved
The local TV station was looking for resources in our area for cessation.
8/5/2015 4:05 PMSystem Account7/30/2015 8:03 AMSystem Account
Sarpy County Tobacco-Free Policy.xml
Sarpy Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
The Tobacco Free Sarpy (TFS) coalition brought forth concern about exposure to secondhand smoke at the Sarpy County court house, after a coalition member shared about their pregnant family member having to walk through secondhand smoke to get to the door.
8/7/2015 2:26 PMSystem Account7/10/2015 1:29 PMSystem Account
Tregaron Senior Residences Enact Tobacco Free Policy.xml
Sarpy CessationApproved
The manager and several residents were smokers. After the announcement was made that a policy would take effect, the manager received many questions in regard to quitting the use of cigarettes.
8/7/2015 2:53 PMSystem Account7/10/2015 1:29 PMSystem Account
Peer Education Has Positive Impact.xml
Lancaster Youth PreventionApproved
Friends of this boy who smoke
8/7/2015 12:04 PMSystem Account7/10/2015 1:28 PMSystem Account
Tobacco Education at Lincoln AA Chapter.xml
Lancaster CessationApproved
 A majority of people attending AA meetings also struggle with tobacco addiction. Reaching these individuals with tobacco prevention and cessation information has been a challenge. 
8/7/2015 12:04 PMSystem Account7/10/2015 1:28 PMSystem Account
Home Visit Leads Asthma Sufferer to Quit Smoking.xml
Lancaster CessationApproved
Tobacco use exacerbating asthma symptoms
8/7/2015 12:04 PMSystem Account7/10/2015 1:28 PMSystem Account
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