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The state has launched a campaign to inform parents about brightly packaged, candy-flavored tobacco products targeted to appeal to children.

The “Tobacco is Changing” campaign is scheduled to run through February in various media. State Health Officer Karen McKeown of the Department of Health Services says 80 percent of youth tobacco users say their first tobacco product was flavored...


In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, a local health professional says people with mental illness are known to have a significantly higher rate of tobacco use.

Corie Zelazoski of the Oneida County Health Department and Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition details the studies...

Report: Three F's, an A, and a B for Tobacco Control in Wisconsin

Jan 27, 2017

The new report card from the American Lung Association regarding the state of tobacco control in Wisconsin has been released. It gives the state a failing grade in three areas: funding for tobacco control and prevention, access to cessation services, and for not raising the minimum age for sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21.

While acknowledging improvements in tobacco control over the long run, Dona Wininsky, the director of tobacco control and public policy of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, says we're in a rut, and we need to do more...