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Nearly 7,000 people die annually from illnesses directly related to smoking and approximately 751 die from illnesses and fires indirectly related to smoking, for a total of 7,717 annual deaths in Wisconsin. Tobacco use also costs Wisconsin approximately $4.5 billion annually in health care expenses and lost productivity. This website provides information and links to tobacco use prevention and tobacco addiction treatment resources in Wisconsin.

Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking &

 

50th Anniversary of First U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, which was first published in January of 1964.  That report first detailed the numerous and severe health consequences of tobacco use.  For more on that report and the tobacco prevention and control accomplishments it paved the way for, visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.html (exit DHS).

 

 

New Federal Drug Administration Launches New Youth Tobacco Prevention Campaign

The United States Federal Drug Administration recently launched a year-long nationwide public education campaign aimed at preventing young people from using tobacco products.  Titled "The Real Cost", the campaign focuses on health effects of tobacco products like loss of teeth, wrinkles and premature aging, as well as the toll tobacco addiction takes on teens' time and relationships.  For more on the campaign, visit www.therealcost.gov (exit DHS).  To see the ads, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/KnowTheRealCost (exit DHS).

CDC Reports More Homes and Vehicles are Smoke-Free

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that four out of five U.S. adults report having smoke-free rules in their homes and three out of four report having smoke-free rules in their vehicles.  The CDC's report is consistent with the 2011 Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data that found 83% of Wisconsin households with children do not allow smoking inside the home.  While progress has been made in this area, the CDC report also found that 11 million non-smoking adults continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke in their home, and almost 17 million non-smoking adults continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke in a vehicle.  Learn more about the CDC's study (exit DHS) or view the Wisconsin BRFSS data.

Fact Sheets

We invite you to explore the comprehensive services and materials available through the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program by viewing these links:

Contact us if you have additional questions about tobacco prevention efforts in Wisconsin.

Want to quit smoking?  Need some help?
Call the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line: 
1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
En español: 1-877-2NO-FUME (266-3863)

Last Revised: June 30, 2014