Tobacco News- January 9, 2014

Steering Committee Meeting Notice

The Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition Quarterly Steering Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 15th at the Portage County Department of Public Health at the Ruth Gilfry Center (Click here for Map) in room 103/104 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  Future meeting dates:  April 16, July 16, October 15.  All other meetings at the same location and time (room number is changed to #107 for April, July and October meetings).  Meeting Agenda (.pdf) / Steering Committee October Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

Illegal Tobacco Sales to Minors Up Statewide, Some Central Wisconsin Sites Doing Well

“The illegal sale of tobacco products to minors rose substantially in Wisconsin for the first time since 2008.” More…

New JAMA Study: Smoking Declines Have Saved and Lengthened Millions of Lives Over the Past 50 Years

“As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) powerfully illustrates how much our nation’s health has benefited from reductions in smoking over the past 50 years – and how far we still have to go to end the epidemic of death and disease caused by tobacco.” More…

50 Years After Landmark Warning, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths

“Saturday marks an important milestone in public health – the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.” More…

Drinking, Drug Use and Smoking Rates Higher in Those With Severe Mental Illness

“People with severe mental illness have significantly higher rates of drinking, drug use and smoking, compared with the general population, a new study finds.” More…