Answers About Tobacco

TFN E-News Update / May 2024

New Counter Tobacco Evidence Summary:Oral Nicotine Products at the Point of Sale The term “Oral Nicotine Products” refers to a class of products that includes nicotine pouches, lozenges, discs, chews, gum, sticks, and other non-combustible products containing nicotine that is absorbed in the mouth. Some of the most widely known brands include ZYN, Velo and […]

TFN E-News Update / May 2024

Thank you for attending the 2024 Nebraska State Tobacco Control Conference! Nebraska Tobacco Quitline OfferingAdditional Free Quit Medication The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is offering additional free quit medication through June 30, 2024, to Nebraskans trying to quit tobacco. The Quitline is offering participants quit medication containing a one-time shipment of a two-week supply of nicotine […]

TFN E-News Update / April 2024

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Cessation Treatments and Barriers to Accessing Treatments — United States, 2018–2022 On April 11, 2024, the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health and the American Lung Association released a tobacco-related article in the journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report titled, “State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco […]

TFN E-News Update / March 2024

HHS Announces New Smoking Cessation Framework to Support Quitting On March 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new framework to accelerate smoking cessation and reduce smoking- and cessation-related disparities. This action is part of a broader Department-wide effort to advance the Biden Cancer Moonshot goal of reducing the death […]

TFN E-News Update / February 2024

CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Launches New Ads to Encourage People to Quit Smoking The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign launched on Feb. 5, 2024, with new ads to encourage people to quit smoking. This year, seven new people are featured in the ads sharing their stories about […]

TFN E-News Update / January 2024

CDC Feature Article: New Year, New Smokefree Possibilities A new CDC feature article highlights how quitting smoking can improve your health. Many people feel like they have a “second chance to live” after they quit and start living a smokefree life. Over time, people who quit smoking see many health benefits. These include reduced risk […]

TFN E-News Update / December 2023

ARTICLE: State-Specific Prevalence of Adult Tobacco Product Use and Cigarette Smoking Cessation Behaviors, United States, 2018–2019 CDC, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, released a tobacco-related article titled “State-Specific Prevalence of Adult Tobacco Product Use and Cigarette Smoking Cessation Behaviors, United States, 2018–2019,” in the journal, Preventing […]

TFN E-News Update / November 2023

NEWS RELEASE: Gov. Jim Pillen Proclaims Nov. 12-18 Tobacco Cessation Awareness Week to Recognize the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline’s 20th Anniversary and Positive Results On Nov. 6, 2023, Gov. Jim Pillen signed a proclamation recognizing Nov. 12-18 as Tobacco Cessation Awareness Week to focus attention and resources across the state to support tobacco users on their […]

TFN E-News Update / October 2023

No Limits Nebraska Mini-Grants for Student-Led Tobacco Prevention Events No Limits Nebraska mini-grant applications are open! No Limits is offering $500 for one Tobacco Prevention Event and one Public Service Announcement. These grants will give Nebraska teens a chance to create a tobacco-free school campus with student-led tobacco prevention events. The deadline to apply has […]

TFN E-News Update / September 2023

No Limits Nebraska Mini-Grants for Student-Led Tobacco Prevention Events No Limits Nebraska mini-grant applications are now open! These grants will give Nebraska teens a chance to create a tobacco-free school campus with student-led tobacco prevention events. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2023. The grants are available for students in grades 7-12+. Technical assistance […]