The Next Generation of Addictive Tobacco Products
Electronic cigarettes. Little cigars. Sweet candy flavors. The next generation of addictive tobacco products is here, and most of them don’t look anything like a pack of cigarettes. Tobacco has evolved so fast, it’s tough for parents to recognize tobacco when they see it—and even tougher to talk to your kids about the terrible damage tobacco products can do. But that can change right here.
Letter to School Districts Promotes E-Cigarette Quitting Resources for Youth
Governor Tony Evers, Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, and State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor are letting schools know what they can do to prevent youth e-cigarette use. In a joint letter on e-cigarettes to Wisconsin school district administrators, they outlined steps school districts can take to address the issue, like:
- Providing resources on putting in place extensive tobacco-free school policies
- Adding the dangers of e-cigarette use into health curriculum, and
- Connecting addicted youth with resources to help them stop using tobacco.
Learn more about the resources available to help youth quit and prevent them from starting in the first place by reading the letter below.
The 'Tobacco Talk' Has Changed
There's a whole new generation of tobacco products out there. Watch the video to find out how tobacco's changed.
View other Tobacco is Changing videos on the DHS YouTube page.
Fast Facts about Tobacco
This site will help you get to know the new face of tobacco. It’s the first step to helping your kids stay healthy and tobacco-free.
You can also learn more by clicking on these links:
- Read the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' health advisory on youth e-cigarette use.
- Get the latest data on youth tobacco use in Wisconsin -- 2018 High School YTS Fact Sheet, P-01624; 2018 Middle School YTS Fact Sheet, P-01624a
- Check out new back to school resources on the dangers of youth e-cigarette use from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Learn more about Wisconsin's other tobacco prevention and control efforts by visiting the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program page.
- See how the Federal Drug Administration is addressing misleading e-juice labeling and packaging.
- Learn about how e-cigarettes shaped like USB flash drives are attracting teen users.