Tobacco Free Lancaster County (, TFLC) reminds business owners and patrons in Lincoln about the Lincoln Smoking Regulation Act, which prohibits smoking and the use of electronic smoking devices in enclosed indoor workspaces and indoor public places. This may be a change for some, and change can be less frightening when planned for.

Here are some ways to plan for a significant life change – Quitting tobacco use – either as a first-time attempt or not:

Establish Support: As you plan to quit tobacco, plan to establish at least one reliable support system. This could be a family member, a friend, a co-worker or one of our seasoned counselors on the 1-800-QUIT-NOW line. 

Define Boundaries: While quitting tobacco, there’s the need to define your boundaries with respect to certain activities (e.g. drinking alcohol), locations (e.g. bars) and interactions (e.g. other tobacco users) that could intensify cravings.

Keep Busy: One of the results of quitting tobacco use is having extra time on your hands. Plan how to fill that time with healthy and safer hobbies such as journaling, drawing, hiking, knitting, coding etc.

Visual Reminders: Mark your life change with an item as a reminder of your ‘why’. When it gets tough and you think you can’t go another day, let this item be the light that draws you back on the right path.

Funding for Tobacco Free Lancaster County is provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. For more information, go to