Tobacco News – October 1, 2018

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  or 715-261-1931.

Marathon County AOD Partnership | October 2, 2018 | 11:30PM-1:00PM | Northcentral Technical College

Portage County Alliance for Youth (PCAY) | October 12, 2018 | 8:00AM-9:00AM | Boys & Girls Club of Portage County

Coalition News 

North Central Health Care Integrates Nicotine Treatment into its Services 

The Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition has worked in partnership with UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention and North Central Health Care to offer a free seminar tailored for those that provide mental and behavioral health care and have clients, patients or residents who want to quit smoking.

This is an important effort as 40% of all cigarettes smoked by adults in the United States are smoked by those with mental illness or substance use disorders. In fact, when individuals quit tobacco and other substances at the same time, they are 25% more likely to stay off both. To learn more about smoking and the mental health connection click HERE.

Wisconsin Tobacco News

Survey Shows Strong Support for a Tobacco-Free UW-Madison

A recent survey of UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff shows that 8 in 10 support UW-Madison going tobacco-free, meaning no use of cigarettes, tobacco products like chew and little cigars, and vaping products on campus. To view the survey and press release click HERE.

To learn more about other tobacco-free Wisconsin Colleges & Universities and initiatives around this visit SPARK and view the video below.

National Tobacco News 

FDA Calls Youth E-Cigarette Use an Epidemic

On September 12, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., released a statement on new steps to address epidemic of youth e-cigarette. To read the full statement click HERE. See NBC News video below.

Nearly 1 in 11 Students Have Used E-cigarettes for Marijuana

A new research letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2016, nearly 1 in every 11 students used cannabis in an e-cigarette. This means that essentially more than 2 million youth have ever used cannabis in an e-cigarette, including nearly 1 in 3 high school (1.7 million) students and nearly 1 in 4 middle school students (425,000). To read the story click HERE.

Cancelled | 2018 Candidate Forum

Due to circumstances, the Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition unfortunately has to cancel this year’s Candidate Forum that was set to be held Tuesday, October 16th from 4:00PM-5:30PM in Marshfield, WI at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. Please let others know who you might have sent this event to or those who seemed interested in attending.

CWTFC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to notifying subscribers of future events. Our coalition will continue to meet with state and local leaders one-on-one and will send meeting opportunities to those who voiced interest as they are received.

You may continue to find information about future coalition initiatives on this page.


2018 Candidate Forum 

The Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition is hosting its 2018 Candidate Forum.This event is planned for Tuesday, October 16th from 4:00PM-5:30PM in Marshfield, WI at the Holiday Inn Conference Center (750 S Central Ave). Themes for the forum will focus on tobacco prevention, behavioral health, and youth trends. Candidate invitations will be sent to: AD 69, AD 70, AD 72, AD 86, and SD 23.


Tobacco News – September 1, 22018

Coalition Business 

As the school year approaches and calendars fill up, things begin to get busier for the coalition too. FACT youth out of Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids will begin their tobacco prevention efforts again and coalition outreach will be done for parents and schools that want information on current youth tobacco trends.

For those of you that have not already seen, the new contact information for the Coalition Coordinator (formerly Jenna Otterholt, now Jenna Flynn) is listed below. 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  or 715-261-1931.

Wood County AOD Prevention Partnership | September 6th, 2018 | 10:30AM-12:00PM | Wood County Health Department

Portage County Alliance for Youth (PCAY) | September 14th, 2018 | 8:00AM-9:00AM | Boys & Girls Club of Portage County

Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) | September 17th, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Good Sheperd Lutheran Church (Marshfield)

Western Marathon County Healthy Communities | September 19th, 2018 | 8:30AM-10:30AM | TBD

Coalition News

The Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition was recently featured in a story by WSAW News Channel 7. The story highlighted details of the HUD rule and how it could affect members of the community locally. View this story HERE .

Wisconsin Tobacco News 

Tobacco Marketing in Wisconsin 

There was an interesting study done recently at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that concluded tobacco is marketed more heavily in minority neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee. To view the press release click HERE.

National Tobacco News 

Back to School Resources Available

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced great new resources timed for back to school on the health risks of youth using e-cigarettes. As kids prepare to return to school this year, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has developed new content for parents and other youth influencers (e.g., teachers, coaches, faith leaders, health care providers) to provide them with accurate and current information about the risks of e-cigarettes among young people. These materials specifically focus on e-cigarettes that are shaped like USB flash drives, including JUUL, which are growing in popularity among school–aged kids. Content for this information can be found HERE.

Back to School with JUUL? 

Tobacco News – August 1, 2018

Coalition Business

The next Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition meeting will be held on August 3 from 10:00AM-11:30AM at the Portage County Health and Human Services Department (817 Whiting Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481). Anyone is welcome to attend. Discussion will focus on 2018 coalition progress and community outreach planning. An agenda will be sent to subscribers this week.


Coalition News

The Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition was recently featured in stories by the Wausau Daily Herald and WAOW Newsline 9. The stories highlighted the Wisconsin WINS program, current usage trends in the state, resources for those looking to quit tobacco use, what parents can do if they suspect their kids are using e-cigarettes, and the importance of continued efforts in tobacco control and prevention. View these stories at the links below.

Central Wisconsin Tobacco Sales to Teens on Track to Decline, but E-cigarettes a Worry 

Tobacco News

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Implements Smoke-Free Public Housing 

Effective July 30th, all public housing has shifted to smoke-free units. This rule allows all residents and staff an opportunity to breath clean air in their homes and work environment. This move not only protects those in the buildings from exposure to secondhand smoke, but also saves properties money on costs to turnover units and reduces fire risk. To read more about smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing, visit the American Lung Association. To learn how this rule will affect our local communities, watch a recent news story that WSAW NewsChannel 7 featured HERE.

Other Tobacco News 

A New Tobacco Product on the Rise in Some Countries | Heat-Not-Burn Technology

Heated tobacco products, sometimes marketed as “heat-not-burn” technology, represent a diverse class of products that heat leaf tobacco to produce an inhaled aerosol. Global sales
of heated tobacco products are increasing, but the extent of current heated tobacco product
awareness and use in the U.S. is largely unknown.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an article on use and awareness of “heat-not-burn” tobacco products. In 2017, a total of 5.2% of U.S. adults were aware of the products, compared to 9.9% of current smokers. 0.7% of U.S. adults reported ever trying them compared to 2.7% of current smokers. Odds of using were higher for current smokers than never smokers, and higher for adults 30 years or younger.

This product is different than e-cigarettes because traditional cigarettes are used and heated versus an e-liquid. This product is not currently available in the United States.