Tobacco News – March 1, 2018

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 on those contact Jenna Otterholt at or 715-261-1931.

Healthy Marathon County Ignite | March 16th, 2018 | 7:30AM-9:30AM | Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth | March 19th, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Good Sheperd Lutheran Church (Marshfield)

Coalition News

The City of Wausau Parks and Recreation Commission have brought back the discussion on the possibility of a smoking ordinance at or near specific park and recreation facilities.  The next meeting is March 5th at City Hall at 4:30PM where it will likely be discussed.  This meeting is open to the public.

Tobacco News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Release a New Report on the Reasons Middle and High School Students Report Using E-cigarettes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Released a New Report on the Reasons Middle and High School Students Report Using E-cigarettes

Overall, the top three reasons given by youth were:

  1. Because a friend or family member used them (39%)
  2. Because they are available in flavors like mint, candy, fruit, or chocolate (31%)
  3. Because they are less harmful than other forms of tobacco, such as cigarettes (17.1%)

To read the full report and highlights from the report click HERE.

As ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) use remains a growing trend, concerns over health effects of vaping continue to emerge. To gain more information on this issue, view a video shared by CBS News HERE.

Other Tobacco News

World Oral Health Day is Celebrated on March 20th

This is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene for all populations. Tobacco use can lead to many dental problems such as bad breath, tooth discoloration, and inflammation.  In addition, an increased risk of plaque and tarter build up, cancer, and gum disease can occur.

To read more about smoking, gum disease, and tooth loss visit HERE.

View powerful videos from the Tips From Former Smokers campaign HERE.