According to an article recently posted in Health Education, Nebraska is failing in its efforts to reduce tobacco use. The report grades states and the federal government on policies to prevent and reduce tobacco use. The report shows that most states and the federal government earned poor grades. Nebraska has not increased the age of sale for tobacco to 21 and has one of the lowest tobacco tax rates in the country.
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The 'State of Tobacco Control’ report finds Nebraska has a lot of work to do to protect citizens, youth from the harms of tobacco use, secondhand smoke. The “State of Tobacco Control” report documents the progress and failures of the states and the federal government to address tobacco use, and the report assigns grades based on whether federal and state laws protect Americans from the enormous health toll tobacco use takes on lives and the economy. This year, the report has added a new grade on efforts to increase the minimum sales age for tobacco products to 21. For more of this story, CLICK HERE.