Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition News – February, 2019

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Coalition Business

Meetings and events that CWTFC will have representation at this month are listed below. If you wish to attend or would like more information about those contact Jenna Flynn at Jenna.Flynn@co.marathon.wi.us or 715-261-1931.


 Friday, March 1 | 10:00AM-12:00PM | Portage County Health and Human Services

Northwoods Coalition | February 4, 2019 | 10:00AM-3:00PM | North Ridge Church, 1021 W. McMillan St. Marshfield

Marathon County AOD Partnership | February 5, 2019 | 11:30AM-1:00PM | North Central Technical College | To Follow: 1:30PM-4:30PM Part 1 of 4-Part Series | Marijuana & Youth

To Register Click HERE | Additional Details Below

Safe Kids Wood County | February 7, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Marshfield Clinic 2nd Laird Building, Room ML2B

Portage County Alliance for Youth (PCAY) | February 8, 2019 | 8:00AM-9:00AM

2018 Coalition Highlights & News

WSAW Channel 7 completed a story on the state of tobacco in Wisconsin. To view this story click HERE.


Underage Tobacco Sales Down in Wisconsin, Wood County Sales Increase. To view this story click HERE. Read how Wisconsin WINS works to reduce these rates.

Wisconsin Wins


CWTFC is partnering with Marathon County Adverse Childhood Experiences Collaborative on March 4 to present on disparate populations affected by tobacco. No registration required. Details below.

Wisconsin News

American Lung Association Releases Its State of Tobacco Control Report

To read the full press release click HERE.

2018 Youth Tobacco Survey Data is Released


Wisconsin Department of Health Services Issues Public Health Advisory on Youth E-Cigarette Use

According to the 2018 Youth Tobacco Survey data, 1 in 9 middle school students have tried e-cigarettes, and 1 in 5 high school students currently use them. 20.1% of Wisconsin high school students and 4.1% of middle school students currently use e-cigarettes. Read the full advisory HERE.

National News

FDA Says Juul and Altria Not Sticking to Pledge to Stop Teen Vaping

The FDA says the e-cigarette maker Juul and tobacco company Altria are backing down on their pledge to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teens. Read the full story HERE.

FDA Inaction on E-Cigarette Use Puts Teens’ Lives at Risk

The FDA inaction on e-cigarettes is putting teens’ health and lives at risk, according to a new report by the American Lung Association. Read the full story HERE.

Did You Know?

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Heart disease can happen to anyone. Many of the conditions and behaviors that put people at risk for heart disease are appearing at younger ages including obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, and smoking. Smoking can lead to heart disease by damaging blood vessels. Learn how to quit smoking.