Answers About Tobacco

About the Buffalo County Tobacco Free Coalition (BCTFC)

Established in 1995, we are a volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of tobacco and non-cessation nicotine (including electronic delivery systems or “vapes”) use and exposure to secondhand smoke and vape aerosol in Buffalo County, Nebraska. The coalition continually works with community partners to strengthen prevention and cessation efforts through public policy, education, and community action.

What We Do

Prevention of youth initiation of tobacco/e-cigarette (vape) products

Promoting adult & youth cessation resources

Eliminating exposure to second-hand smoke/vape aerosol

Education on nicotine addiction and the health effects of using tobacco/e-cigarette products

Education on the environmental impacts of tobacco/e-cigarette products

Policy advocacy and assistance in updates

The Buffalo County Tobacco Free Coalition works to support tobacco-free policies for area businesses, organizations, and dining services.

We also conduct campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness on the dangers of secondhand smoke and aerosol, prevent tobacco/vape usage amongst youth, and promote the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline.

In collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Peer Health Education program and Central Community College-Kearney, we sponsor related events on the UNK and CCC campuses. We also support area schools and by serving as a resource for policy updates, prevention programs, cessation tools, and educational opportunities.

Join Us At Our Next Meeting!

BCTFC meets every 1st Thursday of the month from 12pm-1pm at Region 3 Behavioral Services. A zoom link is also available for the convenience of our members. Please join us next month. For the zoom link or any additional information, please email or call us at 308-237-5113 ext. 265.

Region 3 Behavioral Health Services Address:

4009 6th Avenue
Suite 65
Kearney, NE 68845

Funding for this website provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.