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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Students aim to make Tennessee tobacco-free

Some students in our region have a big task! They're trying to make Tennessee tobacco-free. The idea is inspired by the FACT Summit, which was held July 17-19. It stands for free and clear Tennessee and teaches kids about tobacco prevention. "It gave me motivation to try and make Tennessee more tobacco free than what it is now," Haley Correll, who attended the summit, sai [...]

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In Pennsylvania, cigars evade tobacco tax

HARRISBURG - For another year, at least, cigar smokers can puff away tax-free. In the state budget deal signed Wednesday by Gov. Wolf, they escaped the fate of cigarette smokers, who will have to cough up an extra $1 tax a pack. Users of snuff and chew or loose tobacco will pay 55 cents more an ounce. The price of switching to vapor products and electronic cigarettes will in [...]

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WNC Moving Toward Tobacco-Free Campuses

Students will be able to breathe easier when they return to Western Nevada College campuses this fall. Responding to a policy promoting a healthier working and learning environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, WNC is eliminating exposure to second-hand smoke and confining the use of nicotine and vapor products to designated outdoor areas on its three campuses. [...]

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Smokers quitting tobacco also drink less alcohol

People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. In England, people who attempted to stop smoking within the last week reported lower levels of alcohol consumption, were less likely to binge drink, and were more likel [...]

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