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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...


More teens in the U.S. are using e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product. That’s according to a 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey from the US Centers for Disease Control. The CDC found that e-cigarette use by high school students rose from 4.5% in 2013 to 13.4% last year. The study found that nearly 4% of middle schoolers also smoke e-cigarettes.