Recent broadcast media stories about tobacco
Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15, but any time is a good time to quit.
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
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.
Call 1-800-Quit-Now. You can quit using tobacco.
Thumbs UP to local businesses on their smoke-free accomplishments.
Big news in tobacco control
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.
NE gets a mixed grade in tobacco prevention and control
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.
North Platte stores refuse underage tobacco sale
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.
Support tobacco-free parks and trails.
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.
Residents reaping the benefits of Clean Air Act
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!
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%.