Recent broadcast media stories about tobacco
Celebrating 30 years & a new home!
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer - Published in The North Platte Telegraph, Dec 18, 2018
The Associated Press - Published in The North Platte Telegraph, Dec. 3, 2018.
By Sandee Kroon, member of Tobacco Free Lincoln County Coalition.
By JOB VIGIL firstname.lastname@example.org - Published in The North Platte Telegraph, Nov 23, 2018.
By Sandee Kroon, member of Tobacco Free Lincoln County Coalition - Publishedin The North Platte Telegraph, Nov 15, 2018
Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15, but any time is a good time to quit.
Community Connections welcomed the residents of Lincoln County through our new front door for an open house and ribbon cutting on Oct. 25.
Thumbs up on being SMOKE FREE!
The Great American Smokeout is the third Thursday of November, but any day is a good day to quit using tobacco. Confidential counseling and coaching can help a lot! You can call the Nebraska Quitline 24/7. There is no charge. The service is available in 170 languages.
Doggy Dash a "tail" of success
Thumbs UP to local businesses on their smoke-free accomplishments.
Doggy Dash 5K & Family Mile
Around 100 athletes and their furry friends gathered in Cody Park on Sept. 9 to support Community Connections and the Substance Abuse Prevention System.
Pot = More Rx Abusers and CO Suspensions Due to Marijuana Increase
This furry, fun 5K is for the dogs — and their human partners! Bring your favorite canine running partner (or run by yourself) to help us raise money for the Substance Abuse Prevention.
Youth Leadership Training Camp
A groundbreaking new study from the Journal of Addiction Medicine finds that medical marijuana users are more likely to use prescription drugs both medically and non-medically. New numbers out of Colorado shows a large increase in students being suspended for using marijuana.
Call 1-800-Quit-Now. You can quit using tobacco.
Learn more and sign up today! Lincoln County Youth Leadership Training Camp, taking place May 23 through May 25, is a full three-day interactive camp that will equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to prevent harm caused by substance abuse in Lincoln County. Spots in this amazing camp are still available, but going fast!
2017 Doggy Dash goes on in spite of rain
Contact Tobacco Free Lincoln County or theNebraska Tobacco Quitline at-1-800-QUIT-NOW (-1-800-784-8669) and for Spanish services at 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (-1-855-355-3569) any time for free counseling, and to learn more about how quitting smoking can positively affect your life.
Big news in tobacco control
the 2017 Doggy Dash brought people and canines together for a great cause.
We got some big and exciting news in tobacco control this week!
First, California just became the second state to prohibit sales of tobacco products under age 21, then we learned that high courts upheld tobacco graphic warnings requirements in India, and prohibition on flavored tobacco in the European Union, and finally, the FDA announced that it will regulate e-cigarettes, all cigars and other tobacco products.