Tobacco Sale Compliance Checks Sweep NE Wisconsin

By Eric Crest. CREATED Jul 15, 2015 Getting tough on tobacco sales to minors. A northeast Wisconsin organization highlighting the need  for retailers to check ID’s and never sell tobacco to those under the age of 18. NBC26 went along as they checked on retailers who sell tobacco to find out how local businesses abide by the law. It can cost the… Read more →

Ho-Chunk Casino in Madison goes SMOKE FREE on August 1st, 2015

  Madison, Wis. — It’s been five years since Wisconsin enacted its smoke-free policy for restaurants, bars, and other entertainment facilities; however, tribal casinos were exempt. Now, one of the six Ho-Chunk Gaming venues is going smoke-free. Come August 1, there will be no more lighting up while gaming at the Ho-Chunk Casino in Madison. Annually, about four million people… Read more →

Hawaii Becomes First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21!

Congratulations to Hawaii for being the first state to raise the smoking age to 21! Hawaii’s governor on Friday signed a bill raising the legal smoking age statewide to 21, the first U.S. state to do so. The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and will also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under… Read more →

Happy Smoke-Free Birthday, Wisconsin!

Wisconsin celebrates a very important birthday next month as our state’s smoke-free law turns five years old on Sunday, July 5. That means our businesses have enjoyed five years of cleaner indoor air and healthier employees and customers.   It’s hard to believe that smoking conventional cigarettes used to be a regular occurrence in our bars and restaurants.  Remember walking in any… Read more →

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