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