Posts in Tobacco Free Lincoln Co
Recent broadcast media stories about tobacco

US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer - Published in The North Platte Telegraph, Dec 18, 2018

Springfield hangs no smoking signs in city parks

The Associated Press - Published in The North Platte Telegraph, Dec. 3, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Businesses pass the test on tobacco sales

By Sandee Kroon, member of Tobacco Free Lincoln County Coalition.


Putting a curb on Juuling

By JOB VIGIL jvigil@nptelegraph.com - Published in The North Platte Telegraph, Nov 23, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Smoke-free workplace deserves kudos

By Sandee Kroon, member of Tobacco Free Lincoln County Coalition - Publishedin The North Platte Telegraph, Nov 15, 2018

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Big news in tobacco 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.

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North Platte stores refuse underage tobacco sale

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. 

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