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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.
Douglas County Smoke-free Multi-Family Housing Policies.xml
Douglas Cessation Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Smoke-free housing options are limited but growing within Douglas County Nebraska. The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) as a partner of MOTAC (Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition), has been working for nearly 3 years to increase the number of smoke-free housing options, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, and provide the option for residents to protect their own health at places which may be their only option.
Lincoln County - Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Outreach.xml
Lincoln Cessation Disparate PopulationsApproved
The instructor was concerned about the physical harm and financial strain tobacco was causing her students, recognizing that nearly all of them smoked, and that tobacco use rates are high among the those with developmental disabilities.
Smoke-free Hotels.xml
Lincoln Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Hotel and motel owners do not want to lose revenue from room rental, but are concerned about health, fire safety, nuisance and maintenance costs related to allowing smoking in some of their rooms. A staff person at Holiday Inn Express said they “had a heck of a time cleaning” the rooms that were smoked in.
Douglas County Tobacco Retail Compliance Checks.xml
Douglas Youth PreventionApproved
Certain tobacco retailers in certain areas of town were not being checked on a regular basis due to safety concerns for the Cooperating Individual (CI) cited by the officer conducting the tobacco retail checks.

It is a concern that if tobacco retailers aren’t being checked on a regular basis then those retailers might be selling tobacco products to minors.
Buffalo County Smokefree Education Outreach.xml
Buffalo CessationApproved
No conflict
Tobacco-Free Parks in Malcolm.xml
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
People smoking/using tobacco at Malcolm parks and recreation areas, including baseball fields during games and in the park during the annual Malcolm Car Show.
Tobacco-Free Policies at Behavioral Health Treatment Centers in Lincoln.xml
Lancaster CessationApproved
Despite statistics that show a majority of people age 12 and older entering substance abuse treatment centers are also dependent on nicotine, most substance abuse treatment programs do not address smoking/tobacco cessation.
Smoke-Free Housing Campaign Making a Difference.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
A tenant was having problems with cigarette smoke permeating public hallways and apartment units. The tenant had seen a neighbor in the hallway with a lit cigarette before. The tenant filed a Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA) complaint. The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) investigated the complaint.
The Good Life in My Moccasins Event.xml
Douglas Disparate PopulationsApproved
Native Americans and African Americans are frequently targeted by the tobacco industry. As a result, they have higher tobacco prevalence (use) rates.
Lakota Basketball Tournament Becomes a Tobacco-Free Event.xml
Panhandle Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
A high number of tournament participants and spectators use tobacco.
Personal Experience Spurs Advocate to Action.xml
Panhandle Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Coalition member's husband has emphysema from smoking and will not quit. His wife is a very active member of the tobacco prevention coalition.
UNK Faculty and Staff Senates Pass Resolutions in Favor of a Tobacco-Free Campus Policy.xml
Buffalo Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
It is sometimes difficult to get on the faculty and staff senate agendas to present on Tobacco Free UNK.
Tobacco-Free Efforts at UNK.xml
Buffalo Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
UNK's campus is not tobacco-free. Efforts are underway by the local tobacco prevention coalition and partners to change that.
Youth Prevention Activities in Platte and Colfax Counties.xml
Platte/Colfax Youth PreventionApproved
The coalitions have had a challenge initiating youth prevention activities in Platte and Colfax Counties.
Tobacco-Free Initiatives in Louisville.xml
Cass Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Cass County is a large rural county which makes it challenging to reach all areas of the county with tobacco prevention efforts.
Tobacco Compliance Checks in Cass County.xml
Cass Youth PreventionApproved
Nearly 90% of youth start using tobacco before the age of 18. If youth can be prevented from starting to use tobacco, the less likely they are to use tobacco as an adult.
Community Outreach in Platte and Colfax Counties.xml
Platte/Colfax Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Increase community participation in the efforts of the local tobacco prevention coalitions.
Werner Park Moves Smoking Area.xml
Sarpy Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Through the years there have been complaints regarding the location of the designated smoking area. The majority of visitors at Werner Park needed to walk next to the designated smoking area in order to get to the front entrance of the ball field and the secondhand smoke bothered many.
World No Tobacco Day Park Clean-Up.xml
Hall Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Getting donors for the event and gathering community volunteers
Women 2 Women Networking Group.xml
Sarpy CessationApproved
Group participant had been struggling with improving her lifestyle choices for the past year.  She admitted to starting smoking when she was a teen, nearly 20 years ago. 
Peer Education in Cedar County.xml
Other, please list: Youth PreventionApproved
The goal of the project was to have teens educate their peers and the community on the dangers of smoking by using their voices to inspire change so others can make informed, educated, and healthy decisions. 
Fisherman Notes Lack of Smoking at Outdoor Site.xml
Lincoln Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
A man recalled that as a child he saw many people smoking while fishing at the inlet and that the smoke bothered him.
Grand Island Apartments to Implement Smoke-Free Housing Policy.xml
Hall Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
The tenants are smoking in their units and littering cigarette butts on the property grounds.
Omaha Tobacco-Free Parks Initiative.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC) is working to increase community and stake-holder support for its Omaha Tobacco-Free Parks Initiative.
Omaha Ranks Second in U.S. for Smoke-Free Housing.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
MOTAC is working with property owners and managers to increase awareness about smoke-free policies for multi-unit housing. 
Community Advocacy Results in Policy.xml
Lincoln Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Occasionally a person would smoke while sitting on the benches adjacent to the pad, causing irritation for other patrons. Smoking prohibitions were already in place at other city facilities, including ball fields, the outdoor swimming pool, dog parks and entrances to the library and recreation center.
Local Event Takes Steps Towards Becoming Smoke-Free.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate PopulationsApproved
At the outdoor Heartland Pride Festival held in Omaha, there has not been any standard or policy in place regarding smoking.
Young Child Unaware of Cigarettes.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Tobacco use in Omaha's parks and by young people.
Tobacco-Free Parks Policy in Lincoln.xml
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Tobacco use was taking place in all outdoor areas of properties managed/owned by the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department.
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