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.Read More
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!Read More
Free nicotine replacement products are available while supplies last for persons who wish to quit tobacco use.Read More
the 2017 Doggy Dash brought people and canines together for a great cause.Read More
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.Read More
The American Lung Association gave each state a report card on how they are doing in tobacco prevention and control Nebraska got an "A" in clean indoor air, but failing grades in other areas. The news story notes progress in reducing the impact of tobacco on our community.Read More
NORTH PLATTE--Stores all over town were targeted in a tobacco sales compliance check last Thursday, and they all passed.
Investigator Tim Dowhower, of North Platte Police Department, oversaw the morning-time operation. He said that when the underage cooperating youth tried to purchase tobacco, all the stores asked for, and checked the youth’s identification, then refused the sale. That is exactly what they were supposed to do.Read More
Think about local parks and trails with NO tobacco. In Lincoln County, we are getting there. Several areas are officially smoke-free, so tobacco-free throughout the parks and trails system — that's a logical next step that we can all live with!Read More
In life, we are provided few situations in which we are rewarded just by walking into a room. Mentoring is one of those situations. Experience has shown that adults can have a powerful, lifelong positive impact on a child just by being themselves and spending time with a young person.Read More
The active ingredient (THC) in today's marijuana is much higher than it was in the '60s and '70s. Then, the THC levels averaged about 2.3% whereas now it averages about 8% and can reach up to 30%. This is because growers are manipulating and modifying the plant to make it stronger.Read More
June 1 marked six years since the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect, in 2009. It prohibited smoking in indoor workplaces, restaurants, offices, stores, bars, etc. Public support for the law remains high, at 86%.Read More