Thumbs UP to local businesses on their smoke-free accomplishments.Read More
Around 100 athletes and their furry friends gathered in Cody Park on Sept. 9 to support Community Connections and the Substance Abuse Prevention System.Read More
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.Read More
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
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.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