Boston raises age for buying cigarettes, tobacco to 21: Effective February 15, 2016

By The Associated Press : Posted Dec. 18, 2015 at 11:43 AM Updated Dec 18, 2015 at 12:14 PM BOSTON — Boston health officials voted Thursday to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products — including electronic cigarettes — from 18 to 21. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city now joins more than 85 other Massachusetts… Read more →

Smoking Rates are Down Statewide

Article printed in the Times-Villager on December 12 Smoking is down statewide, but new numbers show tobacco affects some more than others This year,there’s good news and bad news when it comes to tobacco use in Wisconsin.The good news is that according to new data from the state’s Department of Health Services, overall smoking in Wisconsin sits at an all-time… Read more →

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 →

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