Tobacco News- May 4, 2016

Coalition Business

Community Event

The Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition will be holding a community event on Friday, May 6th from 8-9:00 AM at the Wood County Courthouse. The event will focus on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Come for a presentation and discussion! Click on invitation below for more information.

Email Invitation 2016-03-30

Local E-Cigarette Policy

On Tuesday, May 10th the Marshfield Common Council will be deciding if they want to maintain their standard of clean indoor air by including e-cigarettes into their local clean indoor air ordinance. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, Lower Level, City Hall Plaza at 7:00 PM.

Smoking and Pregnancy

A new report released by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research shows that Wisconsin is struggling to reduce the smoking rate for pregnant women. The report shows that the smoking rate for pregnant women in Wisconsin has remained around 13-14% for the last decade.

Read the full report here.

Coalition News

E-Cigarettes Threaten Public Health

On April 7, 2016 a coalition member submitted a letter to the editor in the Marshfield News Herald about how e-cigarettes threaten the standard of clean indoor air set by Wisconsin over five years ago.

Read more here.

E-Cigarette Use Rising Among High School Students

On April 22, 2016 the coalition was interviewed about recent data released by the FDA. The data showed that e-cigarette use is on the rise among high school students.

Read more here.

Other Tobacco News

30 Health Groups Urge the President to Issue Rule Regulating All Tobacco Products

In a letter to the president, 30 groups pointed out that it has been five years since the FDA first indicated it would seek to regulate all tobacco products.

Read the letter here.

New CDC Report on Youth Tobacco Use

The CDC released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) focused on youth use of tobacco products from 2011-2015. The report found that in 2015, e-cigarettes remained the most commonly used tobacco product among middle and high school students. Between 2014 and 2015, current use of e-cigarettes increased among middle school students, while current use of hookahs decreased among high school students.

Read the full report here.

CDC Releases New Study on Teen Exposure to E-Cigarette Advertising

According to the report, e-cigarette advertisement exposure on the Internet, newspapers/magazines, in retail stores, and in TV/movies is associated with current e-cigarette use among US middle and high school students. Greater exposure is associated with higher odds of use.

Read more here.