Tobacco-Free Campus

Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Summit for Colleges and Businesses

In Lancaster County, all employees are protected from secondhand smoke inside their workplace either by the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act or the Lincoln Smoking Regulation Act.

All K-12 public schools in Lancaster County have a tobacco-free campus. Many businesses are also choosing to make their entire campus tobacco-free (including e-cigarettes) and extending this policy to cover business vehicles.

Panelists from Nebraska colleges and local businesses who have made their campuses Tobacco-Free came together October 20, 2016, to advise fellow college and business representatives about becoming Tobacco-Free.

Local Health Agencies Adopt Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

St. Monica’s, CenterPointe and The Bridge Behavioral Health rehabilitation centers adopted a tobacco-free campus policy and they highlighted their experiences on the video Tobacco-Free Campuses in Behavioral Health Settings.

In April 2015, these three behavioral health agencies received a Community Public Health Award from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health for adopting a tobacco-free campus policy.  View their award ceremony.

TFLC recognizes those businesses that have chosen to make their entire campus smoke/tobacco-free.

St. Monica’s

CenterPointe

The Bridge Behavioral Health

If you are interested in developing a smoke/tobacco-free campus policy, take a look at our toolkit and watch this video to learn how a local business developed their policy and how this policy encouraged one of their employees to quit tobacco use.

 

Smoke-Free Entrances

Walking through secondhand smoke at entrances is not only unpleasant for clients and employees, it is also a proven health hazard. To eliminate this exposure at workplace entrances, employers can choose to implement their own smoke-free entrance policies. See our brochure in English and Spanish.

If you are interested in implementing a tobacco-free campus policy for your business or school and need more information or technical assistance, please e-mail info@tobaccofreelancastercounty.org.