Florence County Health Department

Florence County, Wisconsin
info@florencewipublichealth.com | 715-528-4837 | 501 Lake Ave, P.O. Box 410, Florence, Wisconsin 54121
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P.O. Box 410; Florence, WI 54121 501 Lake Ave; Florence, WI 54121 715-528-4837 info@florencewipublichealth.com Website by North Country Website Design
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Tobacco Control & Prevention

Meet The Next Generation of Addictive Tobacco Products: Electronic cigarettes, little cigars, smokeless products, sweet candy flavors, and new products designed to hide addiction in plain sight. The next generation of dangerous and deceptive tobacco products is here and doesn’t look anything like a pack of cigarettes. Read more. Key strategies for reducing tobacco-related illnesses include: Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke Promoting cessation for current tobacco users Youth Prevention

Youth Prevention

Despite the fact that you must be 18 years of age to purchase or possess tobacco products, more than 80% of current adults who smoke started as teens. The coalition works with local school districts and youth-serving organizations on youth prevention strategies. The coalition also conducts tobacco retailer compliance checks, monitors the marketing practices of the tobacco industry, and supports efforts to increase the price of tobacco products.

Additional Resources

Tobacco Control Resource Center for Wisconsin Smoke-free Wisconsin Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Tobacco Retailer Training for Employees The Wisconsin Wins Campaign If you need assistance with a tobacco-related issue, or are interested in promoting tobacco free policies, contact the Health Department at (715) 528-4837.

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease, asthma, cancer and many other chronic health conditions. Smoke-free building policies are the only effective means to eliminate this risk. The Coalition is available as a resource to help local businesses develop or expand tobacco free policies.

Cessation

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Florence County. The Wisconsin Tobacco Quitline 1-800- QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) is a toll free service available to help Wisconsin residents quit. The Quitline is available from 7 AM to 2AM daily. For more information contact the Quitline.

Tobacco-Related Public Policies

Public policies (laws & ordinances) are the strongest methods to reduce tobacco use and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke. The Tobacco Control Resource Center of Wisconsin has information on state laws addressing smoke-free air, tobacco taxes, and sale of tobacco products. Information about local ordinances can be obtained from the respective county clerk.

Lung Disease Cluster

On September 6th, the CDC issued a press release on the outbreak of lung disease associated with using e-cigarette products. In addition, CDC hosted a media telebriefing. A transcript and audio of the telebriefing is available CDC website.

Outbreak of Lung Illness Associated with Using E-cigarette Products

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products.

Florence County

Health Department

info@florencewipublichealth.com | 715-528-4837 | 501 Lake Ave, P.O. Box 410, Florence, WI 54121
Healthy People, Vibrant Communities
501 Lake Ave Florence, WI 54121 715-528-4837 info@florencewipublichealth.com Website by North Country Website Design
Home > Community Health > Tobacco Control & Prevention

Tobacco Control &

Prevention

Meet The Next Generation of Addictive Tobacco Products: Electronic cigarettes, little cigars, smokeless products, sweet candy flavors, and new products designed to hide addiction in plain sight. The next generation of dangerous and deceptive tobacco products is here and doesn’t look anything like a pack of cigarettes. Read more. Key strategies for reducing tobacco-related illnesses include: Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke Promoting cessation for current tobacco users Youth Prevention

Youth Prevention

Despite the fact that you must be 18 years of age to purchase or possess tobacco products, more than 80% of current adults who smoke started as teens. The coalition works with local school districts and youth- serving organizations on youth prevention strategies. The coalition also conducts tobacco retailer compliance checks, monitors the marketing practices of the tobacco industry, and supports efforts to increase the price of tobacco products.

Additional Resources

Tobacco Control Resource Center for Wisconsin Smoke-free Wisconsin Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Tobacco Retailer Training for Employees The Wisconsin Wins Campaign If you need assistance with a tobacco-related issue, or are interested in promoting tobacco free policies, contact the Health Department at (715) 528-4837.

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease, asthma, cancer and many other chronic health conditions. Smoke-free building policies are the only effective means to eliminate this risk. The Coalition is available as a resource to help local businesses develop or expand tobacco free policies.

Cessation

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Florence County. The Wisconsin Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) is a toll free service available to help Wisconsin residents quit. The Quitline is available from 7 AM to 2AM daily. For more information contact the Quitline.

Tobacco-Related Public Policies

Public policies (laws & ordinances) are the strongest methods to reduce tobacco use and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke. The Tobacco Control Resource Center of Wisconsin has information on state laws addressing smoke-free air, tobacco taxes, and sale of tobacco products. Information about local ordinances can be obtained from the respective county clerk.

Lung Disease Cluster

On September 6th, the CDC issued a press release on the outbreak of lung disease associated with using e- cigarette products. In addition, CDC hosted a media telebriefing. A transcript and audio of the telebriefing is available CDC website.

Outbreak of Lung Illness Associated

with Using E-cigarette Products

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E- Cigarette, or Vaping, Products.
Florence County, Wisconsin