Tobacco News- October 16, 2014

Job Opening – Program Director – Wisconsin Native American Tobacco Network

Please see the job posting here (.pdf).

“There’s Definitely a Health Benefit Here:” Greenfield Common Council Unanimously Approves E-Cig Ban

“The City of Greenfield’s Common Council has voted unanimously (5–0) to extend smoking prohibitions within the city to include electronic smoking devices.” More…

Making All Subsidized Housing Smoke-Free Could Save Almost $500 Million: Study

“Banning smoking in government-subsidized housing could save almost $500 million a year in costs related to health care, renovations and smoking-related fire losses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” More…

Green Bay Public Housing Goes Smoke-Free

“Residents of Mason Manor are breathing a little easier now that the Green Bay public housing complex has banned smoking.” More…

Liquid Nicotine Exposures up Sharply Among Kids

“Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked.” More…