TFLC Highlights

September 2022

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Bridges Out of Poverty Training

**Please note date and location change.**

Cultural Diversity & Cultural Competency is one of four indicators that the Tobacco Free Lancaster County coalition chose to focus efforts during this grant cycle. Because socioeconomic status is a large group that is disparately affected by tobacco use, we have partnered with the Food Bank of Lincoln to provide a condensed three-hour training of the Bridges Out of Poverty model.

Bridges Out of Poverty is a model, a framework, an approach, a body of work and research that provides a deeper understanding of and common language for the new culture of poverty. It also offers a platform for innovative action and tools for change that can lead to lowering poverty rates.

Wednesday, November 2

12:00-4:00 pm complimentary lunch served at noon, followed by training at one

Food Bank of Lincoln

1221 Kingbird Rd


Mirror Clings in Schools for 2022-2023 School Year

The vaping prevention mirror cling campaign clings were shared with Lincoln Public Schools middle and high schools before the start of the 2022-23 school year. This means schools were able to place the new clings prior to the start of the school in participating schools. Lincoln Lutheran Middle & High School, Pius X High School, and Southeast Community College have all received clings as well.

Our unique keyword, GHOSTVAPE, launched August 1. This allows us the ability to gather data surrounding the mirror cling campaign. As of September 15, eight people had texted GHOSTVAPE to 88709 and 4 were able to get fully enrolled by sharing texting back their age.

Our client success manager at Truth Initiative finds this initial momentum after only 45 days very encouraging! Please keep sharing this excellent resource with middle and high schools in Lancaster County.

Celebrate the Great American Smokeout November 17

Join Lincoln area businesses and organizations in supporting tobacco quit efforts during the third annual #GASOLNK #GASOLancasterCoNe event. Whether you feel your business has high rates of tobacco use or if you feel like you're a tobacco-free champion, this free event helps educate and bring together our community to support tobacco quit attempts.

Tobacco Free Lancaster County (TFLC) has everything you need for a successful Great American Smokeout event on November 17, including digital resources, posters, table displays, and even a FREE coffee bar when you register.

Check out your FREE resource guide and get registered to take full advantage of this opportunity. Please share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues.

A special thanks to Amanda at El Centro for making sure our #GASOLNK #GASOLancasterCoNe materials are also available in Spanish!

TFLC Updated Website Goes LIVE!

TFLC relaunched the updated website on August 1st! The new website provides a sleek look, offers an improved navigation system, and highlights the incredible work the coalition does in our local community. Thanks to Ebbeka Design Company and the Communications Task Force for all the time spent and feedback provided throughout this project. The feedback we got was invaluable in making our website great. We are committed to expanding our website content and remaining focused on accessibility, education, and advocacy.

Collaboration with UNL Capstone Class

We are excited to announce a partnership with the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications! Associate Professor Ming (Bryan) Wang, Ph.D., reached out regarding his Advertising and Public Relations Capstone class. Each semester, the class works with clients to produce advertising and public relations plans. The students conduct primary and secondary research, set advertising campaign strategies, produce mock creatives, plan media and PR activities, and recommend an evaluation plan. By the end of the semester, students will provide a marketing plan book of their work and research insights.

This is a spectacular opportunity to work directly with a high-use population to gain insights and media plan content, as well as fulfill our Youth Advisory Board work plan strategies. Sophia and Sadie have already met with the students to provide preliminary information and will revisit them in October. We are excited to partner with UNL and the students to guide our future media campaigns and provide fresh creative input.


We are so honored to have you as a proud Tobacco Free Lancaster County member! We would love to have you representing TFLC in our community with one of these cool shirts! Whether you are helping out at events or just around town, you can represent TFLC in style!

You can stop by the office and pick up a shirt, or we would be happy to hand deliver you one! Stop by or fill out this request form for your special delivery. Thank you for your continued support in the TFLC efforts to make Lancaster County a tobacco-free community.

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Upcoming Events Calendar

Please let us know if you have interest in assisting with any of these great community events.


Bridges Out of Poverty Training - October 27th


TFLC Coalition Meeting - November 9th

Cessation Week - November 14-18th

Great American Smokeout | #GASOLNK #GASOLancasterCoNe - November 17th

Next TFLC Coalition Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 10am

3131 O Street

Lincoln, NE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.