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.
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.
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. To see the ads, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/KnowTheRealCost.
Wisconsin BRFSS Tobacco Fact Sheet 2013 P-43073, Rev. 7/14 (PDF, 83 KB)
We invite you to explore the comprehensive services and materials available through the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program by viewing these links:
- Media Campaigns
- Youth Programs
- Tobacco Addiction Treatment
- Eliminating Tobacco Related Disparities
- Smokeless Tobacco
- Community Programs
- General Information and Data
- List of Resources