Who we are

We are a volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of tobacco use and its effects on the citizens of Buffalo County and south central Nebraska.  Our coalition is continually working with businesses and Kearney residents to promote a smooth transition to smoke-free workplaces as a result of the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act.  After the implementation of this law, we will work to maintain smoke-free standards while raising awareness with our youth and adults about the dangers of tobacco use.

What we do

We support tobacco-free policies for Kearney’s outdoor recreation facilities.  We conduct media campaigns on the dangers of secondhand smoke and the prevention of tobacco use among youth.  We promote smoke-free homes and multi-unit housing and smoke-free vehicles.  These campaigns and initiatives help raise awareness of the health risks associated with secondhand smoke exposure.

In collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Peer Health Education program, we sponsor tobacco prevention programs on the UNK campus.  We also support Buffalo County School Tobacco Prevention activities by developing and implementing billboard advertisements and public service announcements.

Quitting Time

The Buffalo County Tobacco Free Coalition maintains a library of tobacco prevention resources such as DVDs and educational videos for both young children and adults.  We also have several brochures and other items available to help you when you’re ready to quit tobacco.  If you or someone you know wants to quit tobacco, call the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669).  The Quitline connects you with real people offering real solutions, and it’s free and completely confidential.

Buffalo County Tobacco Free Coalition

An organization founded for the purpose of informing people, youth, and families of the dangers of tobacco use, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and promoting abstinence for nonsmokers and cessation for users.

Established 1995

The Buffalo County Tobacco Free Coalition meets the first Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m. in the Region 3 Behavioral Health Services Conference Room.

4009 6th Avenue
Suite #65
Kearney, NE 68848

We invite you to join our cause to reduce the use of tobacco, which is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States, Nebraska, and Buffalo County.

For more information, call us at 308-237-5113, ext. 247.

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