Progress, yes. Yet too many still hurt.

Do you know tobacco’s toll on Nebraskans? Find out here in our latest complimentary booklet.


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We know the problem: Tobacco takes too many lives, and takes too much life from the living. But we also know what works.

Find out how we as a state can prevent the harms of tobacco use, and help Nebraskans live longer, tobacco-free lives in this complimentary booklet.


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We know what works to reduce the tremendous toll tobacco takes on Nebraskans. We’ve come a long way, but too many of our loved ones still suffer. By joining together, we can help prevent the next generation from suffering the deadly toll known to the last generation.
Cindy Jeffrey , Executive Director, Health Education Inc.


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The webinar series is designed to meet the needs of Nebraskans who want to learn how to reduce the preventable death and disability resulting from tobacco use. Click on the image above to access each of the webinars.

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Writing letters to the editor is an important way to voice your opinion about the importance of efforts to promote tobacco free kids, smoke-free environments and efforts to help Nebraskans quit smoking and quit tobacco use.


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Keep track of tobacco-related bills at the Nebraska Legislature by visiting this page. These are bills that are being considered by the Nebraska Legislature, along with their current status.



Health Education Inc. is a non-profit serving the health of Nebraskans for more than 35 years. The work we’ve done has ranged from encouraging Nebraskans to buckle up to promoting smoke-free environments. It’s always had one thing in common: We are dedicated to supporting a change to make Nebraska a place where we can live healthier lives. To make real change for health, it takes the people of Nebraska coming together to make our voices heard. It takes the people of Nebraska joining local efforts and supporting work throughout the state.

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Chicago suburb raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago community is raising the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21. Highland Park, located north of Chicago, is the first community in Lake County to increase the minimum age from 18. Several other Illinois communities, including Chicago, already have done so. The new ordinance takes effect in Highland Par [...]

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Tobacco tax fight pits businesses against health care officials, veterans

Supporters of a measure that would sharply raise the state’s tobacco tax say, if approved, public health costs would be reduced and fewer young people would be drawn into taking up the habit. Opponents counter that the measure places an unfair tax burden on a portion of the state’s population with lower income, adding that the measure lacks a specific spending plan for t [...]

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Measure 4: Tobacco tax increase proposal

Currently, North Dakota tobacco users pay a tax of 44 cents for every pack of 20 cigarettes. According to the legislature website Ballotpedia, that’s the fourth lowest per pack tax rate in the United States. Under the North Dakota Tobacco Tax Increase Initiative, also known as Measure 4, that tax would increase to $2.20 per pack. The growth is $1.76, or four times the curr [...]

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Tobacco Free Florida, Workforce Board Partner To Help Unemployed Floridians Who Smoke

Tobacco Free Florida is partnering with a state workforce board to help unemployed Floridians who smoke have a better chance at employment. Back in August, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida launched its “Quit Your Way” campaign. The goal is to expand the tools smokers can use to quit smoking. Now, Tobacco Free Florida is working with CareerSource [...]

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