Tobacco News- September 18, 2014

Upcoming Candidate Forums

Learn what candidates think about the issues of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Obesity at two forum coming soon.  One in WI Rapids on Sept. 25 and one in Wausau on Oct. 23rd.  Both start with a reception at 4:30pm and the forum starting at 5:00pm.  The time is designed to allow participants to stop after work and be home by 7:00 for family time.  Check out the flyers for details: Wood County Candidate Forum Flyer (.pdf) / Marathon County Candidate Forum Flyer (.pdf)

Unequal Opportunity Killer

“Cigarette smoking has devastating effects on health and it is an unequal opportunity killer. People with lower-incomes and less education, and certain racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to smoke, so they bear a bigger share of the disease burden caused by the tobacco use epidemic.” More…

Affordable Care Act Tobacco Cessation Guidance Toolkit

“On May 2, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued guidance on insurance coverage of tobacco cessation as a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act.” More…

U.S. No Longer Leads In Tobacco Wars

“The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is falling behind international best practices when it comes to protecting its citizens from the harms of tobacco. ” More…

Recruiting for New “Tips From Former Smokers” Ad Campaign

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health is recruiting additional candidates to be considered for an upcoming national education campaign, Tips From Former Smokers (Tips).” More…

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

“Sadly, the 2012 Wisconsin Births and Infant Deaths report shows that Wood County lost two infants and had nine stillbirths in 2012. That’s a total of 11 too many.” More…