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GUEST SPEAKER: What We Know About E-Cigarettes

Image courtesy of This month the Policy Committee welcomed Dr. Doug Jorenby, a Professor of Medicine at UW’s School of Medicine and Public Health and Director of Clinical Services at the UW Center for Tobacco Research & Intervention, to discuss the latest science surrounding e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems. (Note: We will… Read more »

What Is JUUL and Why Is It a Problem?

Image courtesy of JUUL is a new tobacco product that has quickly taken over nearly half of the e-cigarette market. The JUUL device looks a lot like a USB drive, and despite it being illegal for minors to purchase, possess, or use, its discreet size and kid-friendly flavors make it especially popular with youth. “JUULing”… Read more »

Health Officials Take Important Steps to Prevent Youth Tobacco Use

State and federal health officials have taken several critical steps to prevent youth access to tobacco products – through both education and regulation. From the Tobacco is Changing campaign On Oct. 31, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services launched a campaign called “Tobacco is Changing,” aimed at informing parents about flavored tobacco products targeted… Read more »

Teen e-cigarette use is on the rise in WI

State trends diverge from nationwide decline Though youth tobacco usage nationwide “dropped dramatically” last year, the use of e-cigarettes among Wisconsin teenagers is on the rise. According to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of middle and high school students who currently use tobacco dropped from 4.7 million… Read more »

E-Cigarette Regulation Enforcement on Hold

In court filings last month, the Food and Drug Administration announced it was delaying implementation of a new rule governing e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.   The rule, issued in 2016, extended the FDA’s authority to regulate e-cigarettes and cigars for the first time, as well as other tobacco products such as hookah and pipe… Read more »

Healthy Wisconsin Plan Shares CCC Priorities

Late last month, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released the Healthy Wisconsin improvement plan, aimed at improving health outcomes across Wisconsin and meeting the goals set forth in Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, the state’s 10-year health plan. Healthy Wisconsin focuses on five priority areas – alcohol, nutrition and physical activity, opioids, suicide, and tobacco – and… Read more »