TOBACCO FREE LINCOLN COUNTY

Tobacco Free Lincoln County's mission is to protect and improve the health of the public by increasing support and participation in local tobacco prevention in our schools and in our community. We are committed to providing information and education to the people of Lincoln County.

 

About Community Connections

We build connections between community agencies, businesses, neighborhoods, schools, families and individuals to coordinate activities, services, and programs that enhance the quality of life in Lincoln County. We create change and inspire others to work together toward a better tomorrow.

 


Tobacco Free Lincoln County
 

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About our program

Tobacco Free Lincoln County (TFLC) is funded by Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco Free Nebraska Program, as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. TFLC partners with agencies, businesses, schools and individuals in Lincoln County to promote prevention. TFLC provides information and education about tobacco use prevention, including and the dangers of secondhand smoke and, smoke free policies for multi-unit housing, businesses, public buildings and recreational areas.

life is better with smoke-frEE HOMES, VEHICLES, Play areas and workplaces!

Secondhand smoke can lead to  ear infections, bronchitis, learning difficulties, asthma, cancer, sudden infant death syndrome and more sick days. If a pregnant woman smokes or is around secondhand smoke, it can lead to premature birth. About 53,000 people in the United States die each year from secondhand smoke exposure. Pets do better with smoke-free air, too! Click here for more information.

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Resources & Initiatives

Tobacco-Free Parks

  • Outdoor recreation is healthier and more pleasant when residents avoid smoking, vaping or using chewing tobacco in the parks and trails.
  • Thank you for being considerate of others and showing a good example for our youth!
  • Thanks to everyone who helps to keep our parks and trails tobacco-free!

TOBACCO-FREE WORK SITES

If you manage a business, consider a smoke-free business policy, as several businesses in Lincoln County have already done. Staff do not smoke on the property, or on company time. The property is cleaner and employees and customers are not exposed to smoke in the air or on employees' clothing. Employees are less likely to get sick, and more likely to quit smoking. See TobaccoHurtsBusiness.ne.gov for a great resource!

Get a free window cling for your business! Call (308) 696-3356.

smoke-free Housing

If you live in an apartment building where people smoke, ask your landlord to make your building or complex smoke-free. Learn about landlords in our area that have already made the switch, by clicking on "Breathe Easier!" on the right. Remember, if your neighbor smokes, so do you. For more information about smoke-free apartments, go to Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights.

 
 
 

Coalition Members

  • Craig Sterling (coordinator)
  • Lora Bevington (volunteer)
  • Sandee Kroon (volunteer)
  • Marlo Roberts (Community Connections)
  • Russ Poe (North Platte Police Department)
  • Angela Brown (West Central District Health Department)
  • Shannon Sell (Region 2 Human Services)
  • Ashley Lewis (The Connections Homeless Shelter)
  • Nan Hynes (Callahan Cancer Center)
  • Shane Belgum (Nebraska State Patrol)
  • Beth DeFreece