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 »

Colorectal Cancer at a Glance

Screening is essential for WI’s second-leading cancer type It’s a fact that cancer screening saves lives. For  colorectal cancer , screening catches polyps before they turn into cancer, and identifies cancer in its early stages before symptoms arise. Alarmingly, 25% of Wisconsinites age 50-75 aren’t getting the recommended colorectal cancer screening. >> Here’s what you… 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 »

New Survey Shows Public is Supportive of Tobacco Product Regulation

Since 2009, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulated the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of cigarettes, smokeless, and roll-your-own tobacco. In 2016, the FDA issued a final rule that extended this authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah, and other tobacco products that previously were not regulated by the FDA. Significantly,… Read more »

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

JAMA Study Finds Youth Using E-Cigarettes More Likely to Try Tobacco A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that youth using e-cigarettes are more likely than those not using e-cigarettes to try tobacco. To read more about the study read a this recent article published in Modern Healthcare.  WI… Read more »

Priority 1 – WI CCC Plan 2015-2020

Priorities 1: Decrease tobacco use andexposure to tobacco 2: Increase healthy, activelifestyles 3: Decrease high risk alcoholconsumption 4: Increase HPV vaccinecompletion 5: Decrease exposure toultraviolet radiation 6: Decrease exposure to radon 7: Increase use of recommendedcancer screenings 8: Increase access to cancergenetic risk assessment and counseling 9: Increase access to qualitycancer care and services 10:… Read more »