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 →

Youth use on the rise in Wisconsin.

Wendy Vander Zanden presents to Shawano-Menominee Counties Board of Health discussing the dangers and myths of electronic cigarettes.    It’s time for people to get fired up about e-cigarettes and the dangers they pose, especially to area youngsters, according to presenters at a Shawano-Menominee Counties Board of Health program this week. Only 12 people turned out for the presentation Monday night at Shawano… Read more →

25th Anniversary of Smokefree Skies!

February 25th, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of smokefree airplanes! This milestone serves as a powerful reminder that it’s not impossible to create big social change in the face of daunting odds.  It gives us a chance to highlight both smokefree progress as well as challenges that still need to be addressed (including gaps in local/state smokefree workplace laws, smoking in airports, and DOT failing to… Read more →

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