Tobacco News- October 16, 2014

Job Opening – Program Director – Wisconsin Native American Tobacco Network

Please see the job posting here (.pdf).

Smoking in America

“As early as the 1930s, health practitioners were wary of the effects of tobacco, and in 1944 the American Cancer Society began to issue warnings to smokers. ” More…

“There’s Definitely a Health Benefit Here:” Greenfield Common Council Unanimously Approves E-Cig Ban

“The City of Greenfield’s Common Council has voted unanimously (5–0) to extend smoking prohibitions within the city to include electronic smoking devices.” More…

Making All Subsidized Housing Smoke-Free Could Save Almost $500 Million: Study

“Banning smoking in government-subsidized housing could save almost $500 million a year in costs related to health care, renovations and smoking-related fire losses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” More…

Green Bay Public Housing Goes Smoke-Free

“Residents of Mason Manor are breathing a little easier now that the Green Bay public housing complex has banned smoking.” More…

Keeping Kids Tobacco Free With Addiction Education

“It is a scary fact that more than ninety percent of adult smokers begin smoking as teenagers. Even though progress has been made in keeping kids from using tobacco, approximately twenty percent of high school students in the United States are smokers.” More…

Liquid Nicotine Exposures up Sharply Among Kids

“Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked.” More…