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E-cigarettes now illegal for minors in Nebraska, hours of sale for alcohol could be increased. LB863 adds vapor products to the list of tobacco-based items that are illegal to sell to minors under 18 and offers a 2:00 a.m. closing for off sale premises for alcohol.  The bill was signed by the Governor on Wednesday, April 9.  The bill had an emergency clause, so it became law at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning. Click here for more information.

Bed is dead anti-indoor tanning campaign launched Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the most common cancer of young women and the second most common cancer in high school students. Indoor tanning is the cause of 76 percent of the cases of melanoma for patients under age 30. Click here for more information.

Preventing child abuse and neglect is everyone’s responsibility The safety of Nebraska children has always been a priority for Panhandle residents, personally and professionally – not just because it is the right thing to do, but also for the long-term prosperity of our state. Click here for more information.

To find out how Funding Public Health protects our communities and kids,saves lives . . . and saves money click here.

 Updated April 15, 2014

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