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TFN E-News Update / November 2020

E-cigarette Use No Longer Allowed Indoors After Nov. 14

With the expansion of the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act, the use of electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in every enclosed indoor workspace with very few exceptions. Read more in the DHHS press release.

IQOS: Truth Releases Report Examining Launch of New Tobacco Product in U.S.

As e-cigarettes drive youth tobacco use up, a new electronic delivery device marketing itself as a high-tech, luxury product has entered the U.S. market. In a new report, Truth Initiative examined the launch and the plan to market to new users.


New Ads Running Statewide

TFN has new ads focused on the dangers of secondhand aerosol running on broadcast television and radio through a partnership with the Nebraska Broadcasters Association.

Find more ads on the DHHS Youtube Channel by searching Tobacco Free Nebraska.

Boosting the Tobacco Vaccine

Boosting Tobacco Vaccine

A new article in Tobacco Control, highlights the role of the retail tobacco environment in the tobacco control vaccine (a term originally defined in an article from 2019) and its potential to reduce tobacco use and address disparities.





New Resource Available on TFN Healthcare Provider Website

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new e-cigarette curriculum. The resources describe clinical and community strategies to address youth e-cigarette prevention and cessation, based on current evidence and best practices.

Commentary Sees Menthol Exception as a Policy Failure in 2009


A commentary published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research argues that the menthol exemption to flavored cigarette restrictions in the 2009 Family Smoking and Prevention Act is a policy failure.







Share Nathan’s Tip® Ad for Native American Heritage Month

Nathan worked in a smoky casino for 11 years. This exposure to secondhand smoke robbed him of his health and his favorite pastime–tribal dancing. Although Nathan never smoked, secondhand smoke damaged his lungs and eventually cost him his life.

CDC Features Tips® Participant in Great American Smokeout Article

A new CDC feature article for the Great American Smokeout® discusses how quitting smoking can improve lung health and eventually lower risk for severe illness from lung infections.

Additional Data Resources

New Data: NE Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey is Now Available Online – Report contains data about smoke-free housing perceptions of Nebraska young adults.