Answers About Tobacco

TFN E-News Update / August 2023

Gov. Jim Pillen Appoints Steve Corsi as CEO of DHHS On Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, Governor Jim Pillen announced his appointment of Dr. Steve Corsi as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Corsi will start Sept. 11. Corsi’s most recent role is acting CEO of the Central […]

TFN E-News Update / July 2023

ARTICLE: E-cigarette Unit Sales by Product and Flavor Type, and Top-Selling Brands, United States, 2020–2022 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the CDC Foundation and Truth Initiative, released an article in the journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that shows U.S. e-cigarette sales climbed during 2020-2022, with increases in the […]

TFN E-News Update / June 2023

Tobacco Free Nebraska Shares 2023-2028 Nebraska State Tobacco Control Plan The Nebraska Tobacco Control 2023-2028 State Plan has been released and is now available here! The plan was developed in collaboration with Tobacco Free Nebraska (TFN) staff, statewide partners, and stakeholders. It reflects the intentions of the statewide tobacco control community to work together toward […]

TFN E-News Update / April 2023

ARTICLE: Trends in Nicotine Strength in Electronic Cigarettes Sold in the United States by Flavor, Product Type, and Manufacturer, 2017–2022 According to an article published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, e-cigarette nicotine strengths sold in the United States have been trending upward over the last five years. This study assessed nicotine-strength trends in e-cigarettes sold […]

TFN E-News Update / March 2023

ARTICLE: What happens in Vegas, stays in your lungs: an assessment of fine particulate matter in casinos that prohibit and allow smoking in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Washington released the following tobacco-related article in the journal Tobacco Control. Despite progress in the adoption […]

TFN E-News Update / February 2023

REPORT: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary and Trends Report: 2011-2021 This new report provides surveillance data from 2021, as well as 10-year trends from 2011 through 2021, on behaviors and experiences among high school students in the United States related to health and well-being. Additionally, this year’s report includes data on social determinants […]

TFN E-News Update / January 2023

Be Smokefree in ’23 – Keep Your Resolution A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) feature article provides support to people who want to make quitting smoking their New Year’s resolution, or restart if they’ve had a slip. In addition to providing practical tips, the article also promotes free resources to help them […]

Nebraska Tobacco Quitline

Calling all healthcare providers! The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline can now accept patient referrals online. Access to certified continuing education courses is also online, and it’s all in one place, go to QuitNow.ne.gov/Providers. #NEQuitline #QuitlineOnline

TFN E-News Update / June 2022

  Comment Period Extended FDA Tobacco Product Standards In April the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing two tobacco product standards: Tobacco Product Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes and Tobacco Product Standard for Characterizing Flavors in Cigars FDA is extending the comment period for these two proposed rules from 60 days to 90 days. The public may […]