Prevention and Control Program
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.
November 21 is the Great American Smokeout
Thursday, November 21 marks the 38th annual Great American Smokeout (GASO).
GASO is a nationwide event organized by the American Cancer Society that
encourages individuals that smoke to quit for good. Quitting isn't
easy, but it can be done and free resources are available. Call the
Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT NOW.
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
invite you to explore the comprehensive services and materials available
through the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program by viewing
Contact us if you have additional
questions about tobacco prevention efforts in Wisconsin.
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Want to quit smoking? Need some help?
Call the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line:
En español: 1-877-2NO-FUME (266-3863)
November 19, 2013