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Tobacco Prevention and Control Program: Local Efforts

Reducing the impact of commercial tobacco at the community level

The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program in Wisconsin collaborates with local alliances and coalitions, statewide partners, and tribal governments to understand and address the specific needs of our state’s diverse communities.

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Local alliances

Local alliances and coalitions connect people and organizations with shared purpose and goals. Members learn and understand specific communities’ histories regarding tobacco and nicotine, share quit resources, connect with state leaders to change policies, and engage youth in prevention programs.

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Statewide partners

Statewide partners work across the entire state to impact these same important initiatives, participate in tobacco research, engage with health care providers, and provide quit resources. They also provide a link to state and national efforts around lung, cancer, heart, asthma, and smoke-free housing issues.

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Tribal governments

Tribal governments in Wisconsin engage in a government-to-government relationship with us to understand the effect of multigenerational predatory marketing amongst Native Americans in our state. We collaborate to provide culturally tailored programs and services to address tobacco and nicotine use among indigenous peoples.

WI Wins

Wisconsin Wins

Wisconsin Wins is a proven education, outreach, and inspection program for tobacco and vape retailers across the state. It was established in 2002 in response to an underage sales rate over 30%, which put the state at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal substance use prevention funding. Team members provide retailers with training, signage, and other tools to help them comply with the federal tobacco 21 sales law. Local agencies also partner with law enforcement to conduct nearly 4,000 tobacco and vape retailer inspections per year.

Find your local tobacco alliance

The map below uses color to show which alliances serve each county or Tribal area of Wisconsin. Every Wisconsinite is served by the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program no matter which alliance (or if there is no alliance) in their area. There are two ways to use this map to find the alliance in your area:

  1. Click on any area of the map to see the alliance(s) at that location. The name of alliance(s) at or near that location and links to their Facebooks or websites will appear in the map's sidebar.
  2. Zoom in to see the labels of alliances in each county or Tribal area. To zoom in on a general area, click the plus button on the right or pinch out with two fingers. To move the map, click and drag with your mouse or swipe with two fingers. To zoom in on a specific location, start typing its name or address in the search box until you can click on it in the list of the suggested results that appear under your search.

Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, Vernon
Brown, Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca
Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara
Kenosha, Racine, Walworth
Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, Washburn
Florence, Forest, Lincoln, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Vilas
Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock
Barron, Burnett, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix
Bad River, Forest County Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Menominee, Oneida Nation, Red Cliff, Sokaogon, St. Croix, Stockbridge-Munsee

  No alliance in your community?

Contact Wendy Vander Zanden, Tobacco Prevention Specialist, to get involved.

 Get free help to quit commercial tobacco and nicotine

Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line

Customized plans and coaching
Ages 13+
 Text "READY" to 34191
 WI Tobacco Quit Line website

Live Vape Free

Text support to quit e-cigarettes
Ages 13-26
 Text "VAPEFREE" to 873373
 Live Vape Free website

First Breath

Support during and after pregnancy
Ages 18+
 First Breath website

The word "tobacco" on this page refers to commercial tobacco, not traditional Native American tobacco

Traditional tobacco: a sacred medicine for healing; offerings to the Creator; and spiritual gifts to express gratitude, show respect, and ask for prayers or advice. Commercial tobacco ("tobacco"): a corruption of traditional tobacco into dangerous recreational commodities like cigarettes, vapes, and chewing tobacco.

Last revised March 21, 2024