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[Nebraska] Tobacco, vaping ban considered at MCC colleges

Smoking cigarettes, chewing and vaping could soon be history at Metro Community Colleges. The metro board will consider a smoking ban Tuesday that could go beyond campus. MCC’s president wants all seven community colleges to follow the trend of other l
KMTV Action 3 News CBS (Omaha, NE)
added Mar 23, 2017 01:53

Bill Would More Than Triple Nebraska's Cigarette Tax

Supporters of a bill that would more than triple Nebraska's tax on cigarettes argued Friday it would discourage teenagers from smoking, but retailers contend a higher tax would cause customers to buy tobacco in other states.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 20, 2017 17:54

[Nebraska] Proposed cigarette tax hike goes up in smoke in Legislature

A push to raise Nebraska's cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack went up in smoke Monday in the Legislature. Unable to agree on a compromise amendment... "The winner's Big Tobacco," Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island said following the vote.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Mar 20, 2017 17:53

Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Raising Smoking Age to 21

A bill that would raise Nebraska's legal smoking age from 18 to 21 won support from medical groups at a legislative committee hearing Monday, but opponents say it would strip rights from young people who are considered responsible enough to vote and serve
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 13, 2017 23:58

[Nebraska] Shredding company sues DL Blair, tobacco manufacturer

An small document-shredding company has filed a lawsuit against now-closed DL Blair and tobacco megacorporation Altria Group for breach of contract after it wasn't paid for services. InfoSafe Shredding Inc. of Omaha filed a lawsuit Jan. 4 in Washington
Washington County (NE) Enterprise and Pilot Tribune
added Jan 18, 2017 09:43

[Nebraska] Deadly fire linked to oxygen ignited by smoking

Lincoln police have identified the man found dead in a burning home on Friday as 62-year-old Karl Kohlhof. Inspectors said Kohlhof was smoking while on oxygen and that started the fire. Fire inspectors said Kohlhof was the only person inside the duplex
WOWT Channel 6 (Omaha, NE)
added Jan 8, 2017 23:28

[Nebraska] Omaha senator looks to raise smoking age to 21

Riepe introduced a bill Thursday to the Nebraska legislature that would raise the age for smoking, chewing, or vaping to 21. That's up three years from the current minimum of 18. "I know that if you can keep a young person from smoking just a few years l
KLKN-TV (Lincoln, NE)
added Jan 8, 2017 23:25

[Nebraska] Summit teaches teens to take on tobacco

Teens from approximately a dozen Nebraska communities gathered Dec. 10-11 in Ashland for hands-on training in anti-tobacco tactics at the No Limits Fall Summit Dec. 10–11 at the Carol Joy Holling Youth Camp.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Dec 23, 2016 13:41

[Nebraska] Jake’s Cigars & Spirits managers speak out against hate after flag photo

The photo shows a group of people inside the bar posing around a white nationalist group’s flag. Their faces have been blocked...managers said if they had known that the photo was being taken, the group would have been thrown out.
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Dec 17, 2016 03:24

[Nebraska] Youth anti-tobacco summit to be held; organizations plan workshop, conference and luncheon

No Limits, Nebraska’s youth-led tobacco prevention movement, is accepting applications for the No Limits Fall Summit, which will be held Dec. 10 and 11 at the Carol Joy Holling Youth Camp near Ashland, Nebraska. Youths ages 12 to 18, in seventh through 1
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Oct 29, 2016 14:52
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