Tobacco News – May 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.

Wood County AOD Prevention Partnership | May 3rd, 2018 | 10:30AM-12:00PM | Wood County Health Department

  • There will be a presentation on youth tobacco trends and the Wisconsin Rapids FACT group will give an update on their 2018 work

Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) | May 21st, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Good Sheperd Lutheran Church (Marshfield)

  • There will be a presentation on youth tobacco trends and 2018 initiatives regarding health equity efforts to reduce tobacco related disparities

Coalition News 

CWTFC continues to provide support and information to parents and youth advocates regarding JUUL, the new e-cigarette that has increased in popularity among youth recently. Products are being sold in local retail outlets. A one-pager handout on JUUL can be located HERE.

Tobacco News

JUUL Causes Concern 

At the national level, the steep rise of JUUL use among teens has caused worry. Recently, 6 leading public health and medical organizations urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take strong and immediate action to address this issue. To read the full story, click HERE.

More Stories Covering JUUL

May is Mental Health Month

What We Know:

  • 1 in 5 adults in the United States have some form of mental health issue
  • 1 in 3 with mental illness smoke
  • Nearly a third of all cigarettes are smoked by adults with mental illness
  • There is a strong correlation between smoking and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • The smoking rate for adults who have experienced 4 or more ACEs is 32% compared to the average adult rate of 17%

The Truth Initiative released an important story regarding Big Tobacco’s tactics to market to people with mental health issues. See video below.

New Tips From Former Smokers Ads Launch 

The ads are very powerful and feature returning participants that illustrate the pain and struggle that comes with living with tobacco-related illness. See videos below.