Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition News – March, 2019

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Coalition Business

Meetings and events that CWTFC will have representation at this month are listed below. If you wish to attend or would like more information about those contact Jenna Flynn at Jenna.Flynn@co.marathon.wi.us or 715-261-1931.

Next CWTFC is Friday, March 1 | 10:00AM-12:00PM | Portage County Health and Human Services, *NEW: Call-In Option Available: Dial-in Number: 605-313-4441, Access Code: 604868  AGENDA 12/7/18 Meeting Minutes

Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) | March 18th, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Marshfield)

Western Marathon County Healthy Communities | March 20th, 2019 | 8:30AM-10:30AM | Abbotsford High School

Coalition Highlights & News

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE PARTNER SURVEY!

If you have not already, please take 5 minutes to fill out our annual partner satisfaction survey for the Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition. Even if you do not regularly attend meetings, your input is valued! Please fill out the survey by Tuesday, February 26th. See survey link below:

Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition Partner Survey

 

On February 8th, coalition members met with Senator Patrick Testin to discuss current tobacco trends and what we are seeing locally with youth use. Senator Testin was appreciative of the meeting and noted that he would be in contact with our coalition in the future.

Pictured Left to Right: Liz Gosse (Youth for Christ-Portage County Juvenile Justice Ministry Affiliate Coordinator), Laura Zelenak (Community Benefits Coordinator for Marshfield Clinic Health System), Emily Heil (Public Health Intern for Portage County Health & Human Services), Elizabeth Beck (Community Health Planner for Portage County Health & Human Services, Senator Patrick Testin (SD 24), Jenna Flynn (Public Health Educator for Marathon County Health Department & CWTFC Coordinator), Ashley Normington (Health Promotion & Communication Specialist for Wood County Health Department).

 

New Resource for Teens | Access Electronic PDF HERE

National Tobacco News

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Vital Signs Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students – United States, 2011-2018. Click HERE for the full press release.

New Resource for Youth Advocates

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has developed a comprehensive guide about vaping and what youth advocates need to know and how to talk to kids about it. To access this 12-page guide click HERE.

Other Local Happenings

Did You Know?

Did you know that March 17-24 is National Poison Prevention Week? As of January 31, 2019, poison control centers have managed 340 exposure cases about e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine in 2019. To read more about this click HERE.