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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
Douglas County Childcare Providers Focus on Second and Thirdhand Smoke Exposure.xml
  
Douglas Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Childcare and smoking tobacco are not compatible activities due to the health dangers associated with secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Having smoke-free workplaces creates environments that promote healthy lifestyles. Childcare providers have the opportunity to model healthy behaviors for the children in their care and impact their health by creating tobacco and smoke-free campuses.
6/1/2017 9:52 AMSystem Account4/25/2017 8:18 AMSystem Account
MOTAC Establishes Expertise, Gains Repeat Coverage in Omaha Media Market.xml
  
Douglas Cessation Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Establishing Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC) as the leading organization when it comes to tobacco prevention and control in Douglas County. (Which encompasses any tobacco-related issues).

There have been other smaller organizations attempting to address tobacco issues in the community. This can lead to some confusion among the public about where to go for accurate and up-to-date information on the harmful effects of tobacco products.
6/1/2017 9:52 AMSystem Account4/25/2017 8:15 AMSystem Account
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
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