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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.
Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Impacts 200 Employees.xml
  
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke Exposure CessationApproved
An economic developmental aide from the Mayor’s office sent an email that the company had asked him about smoking cessation and creating a tobacco-free campus.
Smoke-Free Public Housing in the Panhandle.xml
  
Panhandle Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Tenants living in multi-unit housing without 100% smoke-free policies are at-risk of being negatively impacted by the toxins in second- and thirdhand smoke.
Outdoor Entertainment Venue Becomes Smoke-Free.xml
  
Cass Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
The Entertainment Plaza is an outdoor venue where many people felt that smoking should be allowed because it is outdoors.
Public Housing Units Are Now Smoke-Free.xml
  
Hall Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Tobacco Free Hall County (TFHC) and the Hall County Housing Authority (HCHA) have communicated for over nine years about the importance of a smoke-free housing policy.
Quitting Sheesha.xml
  
Sarpy Cessation Disparate PopulationsApproved
A Sudanese individual had never smoked a cigarette but smoked sheesha on a regular basis. He was not aware of the harmful effects of smoking sheesha.
Outreach to Sudanese Population May 2013.xml
  
Sarpy Cessation Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
This Sudanese gentleman smoked a few packs of cigarettes a day. He was not aware of the harmful effects of his tobacco use.
Tobacco Prevention Coalition Seen as Community Resource.xml
  
Lincoln Youth PreventionApproved
An individual living near North Platte Public High School was unhappy about students smoking in front of her home when they were on breaks from school. She became especially alarmed when, one day, one of the teens was bold enough to approach her husband in their garage to ask for a light.
Former Smoker Becomes Tobacco Prevention Advocate.xml
  
Lincoln CessationApproved
Her life seemed to revolve around smoking; at one time she smoked as many as four to six packs a day. "I chose my friends by smoking or non-smoking," she said. "I chose activities where I could smoke. I found that I could not sit through a whole movie, and missed much of the story line because of my smoking. The need to have a smoke became greater than anything else in my life. I am not proud of this." She added, "I clearly remember this horrible addiction like I quit yesterday, even though it was 1984."
Hotel Manager Encourages Employees to Quit Tobacco.xml
  
Buffalo CessationApproved
A local hotel manager is a very involved BCTFC coalition member and was instrumental in helping the coalition persuade other local hotels to become smoke-free. He was a champion for us in this area. Recently, at a BCTFC meeting, he expressed a need for a wellness program for his employees and he wasn't sure where to begin. He wants to help his employees see the benefits of not smoking or using tobacco products and he also wants to help his employees who currently smoke, quit smoking. The coalition connected the hotel manager with another active coalition member who represents the Two Rivers Public Health Department.
Schuyler Housing Authority 2012.xml
  
Platte/Colfax Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Secondhand smoke exposure is an area of concern for tenants and owners of multi-unit housing complexes.  Tenants are impacted by secondhand smoke that flows through vents.  This can be an annoyance and discomfort, but for some residents it can also cause a serious illness or present significant health problems. 
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