Progress, yes. Yet too many still hurt.

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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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Bellevue considers banning smoking in apartments

BELLEVUE — Some leaders in Nebraska's third-largest city are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside. The proposal, which would be one of the few such restrictions outside of California and is similar to federal rules for public housing across the U.S., isn't meant to protect the health of th [...]

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Nebraska town considers banning smoking in apartments

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha suburb of Bellevue, a blue-collar city that home to Offutt Air Force Base, could become one of the few municipalities outside California to ban smoking in rented apartments. The proposal isn't meant to protect the health of the city's 50,000 residents, but prevent fires. Councilman Don Preister proposed the ban after cigarette smoking at a [...]

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Porch fire possibly caused by smoking materials

OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha firefighters quickly extinguish a porch fire early Monday morning near 30th and Manderson streets. Two people inside the house smelled smoke around 12:15 a.m. and called emergency services, said fire officials at the scene. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one corner of the porch. The fire caused several thousand dollars in damage, sai [...]

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Garland, Utah Ends Tobacco Use and Possession in Parks

The northern Utah city of Garland has laid down the law when it comes to tobacco use in parks, as the city council voted to not just prohibit the usage of tobacco products, but also the possession of them while on park grounds. While the city has not posted the full text of the new law, the Tremonton Leader reports that violators will be subject to a Class C misdemeanor for [...]

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