Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wisconsin Digital Archives Collection Connection : Impact of Smoking in Wisconsin

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Nearly a million Wisconsinites were cigarette smokers during 2012, including approximately 43,000 youth, making cigarette smoking an ongoing health and economic burden for the state of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program at the Dept. of Health Services provides programs and policies aimed at preventing and reducing the number of people who smoke cigarettes in an effort to reduce the burden associated with smoking. Information on effective tobacco prevention and control programs and conducts regular surveillance of tobacco use trends, evaluation of current programs, and information sharing between people and organizations trying to eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use are available on the program website.

For more information and statistics about how smoking impacts Wisconsinites, visit the Wisconsin Digital Archives to view these reports:
Written by:
Abby Swanton, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning