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Lincoln Housing Authority Adopts Comprehensive Tobacco-Free Policy.xml
  
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Protecting Lincoln Housing Authority residents from potential harm resulting from exposure to secondhand electronic cigarette aerosol and avoiding potential enforcement confusion with existing smoke-free housing policy.
5/30/2018 10:53 AMSystem Account5/25/2018 2:31 PMSystem Account
Library Board Updates Tobacco-Free Policy Ahead of Remodel.xml
  
Hall Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
The Grand Island Public Library Board is divided on the decision around implementing a comprehensive tobacco-free policy.
5/30/2018 10:53 AMSystem Account5/25/2018 2:30 PMSystem Account
Hall County NRT Promotion Efforts Yield High Quitline Call Volume.xml
  
Hall CessationApproved
Some local agencies would not allow this information to be put up in their business. The businesses that did not want to post them have a rule in place that does not allow outside sources putting up information in their business or waiting rooms.
5/30/2018 10:43 AMSystem Account5/25/2018 2:30 PMSystem Account
MOTAC Helps Increase Smoke-Free Outdoor Events in Omaha.xml
  
Douglas Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
None
4/25/2018 10:52 AMSystem Account4/19/2018 2:28 PMSystem Account
Community Outreach Event Raises Awareness in Tobacco-Free Parks Initiative.xml
  
Douglas Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
None
4/25/2018 9:53 AMSystem Account4/19/2018 2:27 PMSystem Account
Focused Approach Shows Significant Increase in Tobacco-Free School Policies.xml
  
Panhandle Youth Prevention Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.  There are not consistent tobacco-free policies and signage in schools across the Panhandle.  While some schools have strong policies, visitors are often not aware of the policies and this causes struggles with enforcement. 
4/4/2018 8:30 AMSystem Account3/29/2018 2:39 PMSystem Account
Tobacco Coalition and Veterans Home Work Together to Prepare for Relocation.xml
  
Buffalo Cessation Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
No obstacle encountered.
2/7/2018 3:52 PMSystem Account2/5/2018 8:44 AMSystem Account
Latinas, Tabaco y Cáncer Recognized for Leadership in Tobacco Control.xml
  
Douglas Disparate PopulationsApproved
None
1/10/2018 1:02 PMSystem Account1/5/2018 8:28 AMSystem Account
Latinas, Tabaco y Cáncer Welcomes Smoker, Helps Quit.xml
  
Douglas Cessation Disparate PopulationsApproved
An LTC participant had been debating on whether to quit smoking and how to quit smoking
1/10/2018 1:02 PMSystem Account1/5/2018 8:28 AMSystem Account
El Centro Client Uses Spanish Quitline and Free NRT to Beat Tobacco Addiction.xml
  
Lancaster CessationApproved
Victim of domestic violence, alcoholic, depressed
11/27/2017 9:53 AMSystem Account11/22/2017 2:37 PMSystem Account
Tobacco-Free Parks Toolkit Provides Resources, Assists With Policy.xml
  
Cass Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Due to a lack of local tobacco-free parks policies, tobacco use was commonplace in the three parks, exposing patrons to secondhand cigarette smoke containing over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing carcinogens and 400 other toxins. Cigarette butts littered the park grounds and required volunteer time each month to clean the parks. Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) had been working on promoting tobacco-free parks policies in these areas, but used NTDP Toolkit resources to enhance this effort.
10/23/2017 1:37 PMSystem Account10/23/2017 8:34 AMSystem Account
Store Audits Result in Policy Change for Platte and Colfax Counties.xml
  
Platte/Colfax Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth Prevention Disparate PopulationsApproved
With funding being tight we are often unable to do outreach in the smaller communities we serve due to cost associated with travel.  Therefore we haven’t been able to educate smaller communities in person about tobacco policies or compliance checks. 
9/5/2017 11:00 AMSystem Account7/31/2017 7:49 AMSystem Account
Increased Quitline Promotion Shows Higher Call Volume.xml
  
Platte/Colfax CessationApproved
Promotion was done more heavily in Platte County as it was easier for the coalition to access. 
9/5/2017 11:52 AMSystem Account7/31/2017 7:49 AMSystem Account
Local Coalitions Work Together; Reap Benefits Through Partnerships.xml
  
Buffalo Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Not Applicable
9/5/2017 11:52 AMSystem Account7/31/2017 7:49 AMSystem Account
Buffalo County Coalition Chair Shares Expertise, Connects Resources.xml
  
Buffalo CessationApproved
Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy ending
9/5/2017 1:43 PMSystem Account7/31/2017 7:48 AMSystem Account
North Platte Property Goes Tobacco-Free After Tenants Ask for Change.xml
  
Lincoln Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate PopulationsApproved
Smoking is allowed in the two buildings, which each house 32 apartments. Smoking residents are required to use air purifiers and door seals, and to keep a window open, but smoke still drifts to other apartments.
9/5/2017 2:07 PMSystem Account7/21/2017 11:30 AMSystem Account
Social Norm Change Apparent at Lincoln County Family Event.xml
  
Lincoln Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Children are particularly sensitive to secondhand smoke. It can result in ear infections and reduced lung growth, learning difficulties, severe asthma attacks and other problems. Some children are exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes and in their family vehicles.
9/5/2017 2:07 PMSystem Account7/21/2017 11:30 AMSystem Account
Quitline, Free NRT Help Longtime Smoker Break Cycle.xml
  
Hall CessationApproved
Individual will continue to use tobacco as long as it costs more for nicotine replacement therapy than it does to smoke cigarettes.
6/27/2017 3:54 PMSystem Account6/27/2017 11:55 AMSystem Account
Hall County Finds Social Norm Shift to be First Step Toward Policy Change.xml
  
Hall Youth Prevention Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
There are currently zero parks with comprehensive tobacco-free policies (in Grand Island or Hall County). The Grand Island city mayor was not ready to implement any written comprehensive Tobacco Free Parks Policies in Grand Island.
6/27/2017 4:00 PMSystem Account6/27/2017 11:55 AMSystem Account
Agencies Partner to Ensure Consistent Education About Secondhand Smoke.xml
  
Panhandle Cessation Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate Populations Youth PreventionApproved
There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.  Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  Low income and minorities have higher smoking rates.  Of the 309 families served by HFA, 81% have an income of $20,000 or less and half are minority.  The Panhandle Prevention Coalition partnered with HFA to promote smoke-free homes and cars.  We found that it was not being promoted consistently and that all clients were not receiving the same education. 
6/27/2017 4:52 PMSystem Account6/27/2017 11:55 AMSystem Account
Kimball Public Schools Takes Lead, Helps County Implement Policy.xml
  
Panhandle Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Local comprehensive tobacco control efforts around prevention were not moving forward.  Residents felt they needed to take action at a local level.  According to the County Health Rankings, 17% of Kimball County residents smoke tobacco, this number was alarming to the residents and they wanted to do something about it. 
7/20/2017 8:07 AMSystem Account6/27/2017 11:55 AMSystem Account
Sarpy County Supports Smoke-Free Policy, Despite Barriers.xml
  
Sarpy Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate PopulationsApproved
Sarpy County had a 100% smoke-free policy that was implemented in July 2015.  Decision makers were considering taking a step back from the 100% smoke-free policy (that covered all county-owned property) due to the limited number of off-campus areas for smoking. They were considering a re-implementation of a 1-2 year phased-in approach to the smoke-free policy.  
6/7/2017 8:53 AMSystem Account6/1/2017 3:17 PMSystem Account
Influx of Multi-Family Housing Fires Brings Topic of Smoking to Front Line in Bellevue.xml
  
Sarpy Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate PopulationsApproved
Throughout the period of January 2014 to August 2016 there were 17 multi-family housing fires in Bellevue, Nebraska, due to improperly discarded smoking materials.
6/7/2017 8:53 AMSystem Account6/1/2017 3:16 PMSystem Account
Greenwood Passes Ban on Tobacco Use in Outdoor Recreational Areas.xml
  
Cass Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Greenwood area parks were not smoke-free, exposing many children to the dangers of secondhand smoke.  Greenwood City Council just built a new park area and wanted to limit children’s exposure to secondhand smoke by asking adults to refrain from smoking and using tobacco where children are present and give children a safe place to play.
6/7/2017 1:53 PMSystem Account6/1/2017 3:16 PMSystem Account
TFCC Expands Business Outreach, Increases Tobacco Free Policies.xml
  
Cass Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Cass County is a large rural county which makes it challenging to reach all areas of the county with tobacco prevention efforts.
6/7/2017 1:53 PMSystem Account6/1/2017 3:16 PMSystem Account
Youth Congress Inspires Elementary Students to Share Tobacco Free Message.xml
  
Douglas Youth PreventionApproved
The only obstacle was fitting in time for the students to work on the project and practice.  The students made the effort to go to school and work extra early in the mornings for several weeks.
6/7/2017 1:53 PMSystem Account6/1/2017 2:02 PMSystem Account
No Limits Takes Fresh Approach to Reaching Youth in Nebraska.xml
  
Statewide Disparate Populations Youth PreventionApproved
No Limits, Nebraska’s youth-led and youth-driven tobacco prevention movement, was experiencing difficulty reaching youth statewide with educational messages around the harmful effects of tobacco and tobacco-related health disparities in an engaging way.
6/1/2017 10:23 AMSystem Account5/25/2017 2:54 PMSystem Account
Tobacco Free Kids Club Member Helps Mom in Battle for Smoke-Free Life.xml
  
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Son exposed to secondhand smoke and wants mom not to smoke in car.
6/1/2017 10:30 AMSystem Account5/25/2017 8:10 AMSystem Account
Summit Participants Share Tools for Implementation of Tobacco-Free Campus.xml
  
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Universities and businesses need tools to gain necessary approval from administration to implement a comprehensive tobacco-free campus policy.
9/1/2017 2:52 PMSystem Account5/25/2017 8:10 AMSystem Account
Lincoln County Youth Conduct Countywide Marketing Assessments.xml
  
Lincoln Youth PreventionApproved
Tobacco companies rely heavily on point of sale marketing.  Point-of-sale marketing has been shown to be an important factor in youth tobacco initiation, as well as failed tobacco cessation attempts in adults. Data on local point-of-sale marketing was lacking.
Tobacco Free Lincoln County Coalition recognized the value in involving youth in collecting data as well as developing their advocacy skills.
5/31/2017 3:52 PMSystem Account5/2/2017 3:32 PMSystem Account
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