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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. 
Nursing Home Smoke-Free Campus Policy 2012.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Smoking inside this establishment is prohibited due to the rules and regulations of the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA).  There is no regulation for how far a person has to stand away from an outside door while smoking, but the door has to remain closed. 
Increasing Awareness of Commercial Tobacco Use in Santee.xml
Santee Sioux Tribe Youth PreventionApproved
In the past, there has been resistance to tobacco education presentations in the schools.  Now more people are becoming interested, including school staff.
Radio PSAs Promote Tobacco Cessation in Santee 2012.xml
Santee Sioux Tribe CessationApproved
Tobacco use by Santee Sioux Nation Tribal members.
Outreach to Sudanese Population.xml
Sarpy Cessation Disparate Populations Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
A Sudanese individual started to smoke in Sudan (1-2 cigarettes per day) and after serving in the Iraq war his tobacco use increased. He was not fully aware of the harmful effects of using tobacco or secondhand smoke.
Outreach to Sudanese Population 2.xml
Sarpy Cessation Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disparate PopulationsApproved
On a home visit, a Sudanese individual did not initially disclose to the outreach worker that she was a tobacco user and also wasn't aware of the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Tobacco-Free Parks in La Vista 2012.xml
Sarpy Secondhand Smoke Exposure Youth PreventionApproved
Tobacco products were being used and littered in city parks where children and youth play.
O.U.R. Homes Assisted Living Facility 2012.xml
Lancaster Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Originally, secondhand smoke that was drifting into a living space was the problem. However, upon inspection, this was expanded to address the illegal smoking room for residents that was in place.  The barrier was that this was the residents' home.
University of Nebraska Kearney's Booshawa Campaign 2012.xml
Buffalo CessationApproved
Perceptions about smoking and addiction to tobacco.
Smoke-Free Park Efforts in Cass County 2012.xml
Cass Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Youth group members were informed by an article in the Plattsmouth Journal that many underage youth were smoking at Rylander Park and being careless with tobacco litter.
The Number 7 at Grand Island Senior High School 2012.xml
Hall Youth PreventionApproved
According to the 2011 Nebraska Youth Risk Behavior Survey, youth smoking rates increase with age: 9% of 9th graders smoke and 19% of 12th graders do. Six percent (6%) of Nebraska youth use smokeless tobacco with males using chew at 10%.
Advocating for Positive Change 2012.xml
Hall Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Both locations have tobacco-free campuses, however, signage to that effect wasn't prominent, therefore individuals continued to smoke outside entrances.
Tobacco Prevention Policies and Coalition Awareness 2011.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
Members of All About Omaha seemed unfamiliar with the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC) and were not aware that the Coalition has been in the community since 1992.  Melanie Ogomo, MOTAC's Coalition Development Coordinator, educated them on MOTAC’s mission, goals and current campaign. 
Smoke-Free Housing Properties 2012.xml
Douglas Secondhand Smoke ExposureApproved
All tenants living in multi-family housing without 100% smoke-free policies are at risk of being negatively impacted by toxins in second- and thirdhand smoke since 60% of the same air quality is shared among residents.
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