Answers About Tobacco

TFN E-News Update / April 19, 2021

Need Quitline Materials? Print or Order Them Online

Did you know you can print Nebraska Tobacco Quitline brochures and marketing materials as you need them? Visit: and click on Downloadable Resources to see what options are available!

Updated Tobacco Use Prevalence Maps Now Available

Tobacco Free Nebraska has updated the smokingsmokeless tobacco and e-cigarette prevalence maps to reflect data from the 2019 Nebraska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) administration. These maps and other data tools can be found on the TFN website in the Understanding the Burden of Tobacco section.

smoking-vaping-covid19New Bilingual Resources Highlight Smoking & Vaping Cessation COVID-19

New infographics developed by Nuestra Voces (Our Voices) Network can be helpful in your organization’s outreach and education on the increased importance of cessation during COVID-19. An English and Spanish version of the graphic is available.

FDA & AAP Collaborate on New Video Series About Teen E-Cigarette Use

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a new webpage that includes tobacco education resources for parents and educators. This page also includes a series of videos FDA collaborated with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on that feature pediatricians answering common questions about youth e-cigarette use.

CDC is Looking for New Tips From Former Smokers® Stories!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health is recruiting participants to be featured in a future Tips From Former Smokers® campaign. To assist, please share the Montage or Brian H. recruitment fliers with your network. For more information visit:, email: or call: 1-(844)4-TIPS-NOW (1-844-484-7766).

no-menthol-sundayNo Menthol Sunday Toolkit Now Available

Join the faith community for No Menthol Sunday on May 16. This is an international observance day, led by by The Center for Black Health & Equity and dedicated to educating congregants and community members about tobacco, menthol, vaping and the role of flavors. A toolkit stocked with fact sheets, social media graphics and the free 3-day planning guide can be found on the No Menthol Sunday website.

Virtual Trainings for Property Managers on Smoke-Free Policies

Panhandle District Health Department is going to be hosting a smoke-free housing webinar series for property owners and managers on how to implement or enhance smoke-free policies and make them successful. Share this opportunity with people you think may be interested in your area. Register here.
  • Learn the Basics and Benefits – May 19, 1 p.m. CT
  • How to Implement and Expand Policies – May 26, 1 p.m. CT
  • Effectively Enforce Smoke-Free Policies – June 2, 1 p.m. CT

Tips From Former Smokers® Ad: Rebecca M. – The New Me

What makes a smoker quit? The reasons are different for everyone. In this video from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® campaign, Rebecca reveals that the birth of her grandson motivated her to quit. She also sought care for her depression and quit smoking. Rebecca began taking her grandson for walks and eventually began running with him. As a result, she is healthier and happier.

ChangeLab Solutions Creates New Resource To Help Communities Combat Health Disparities Driven by the Tobacco Industry

Tobacco companies target consumers based on who they are and where they live. This is shown in the number of point-of-sale advertisements and discounts in neighborhoods with higher proportions of black or low-income residents. ChangeLab Solutions has recently released Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Inequities: Resources to Inform Point-of-Sale Policies as a tool to help communities combat some of the health disparities driven by the tobacco industry.

I-covid-quit“I COVID Quit” Social Campaign Highlights Cessation, Offers Free Tools and Assets

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center has created a series of digital ads, videos and a social media toolkit, designed to target members of the behavioral health audience with information about quitting tobacco during COVID-19. All of the resources can be found at