In the Spotlight:
New survey finds Wisconsin youth smoking less, but using smokeless tobacco products and e-cigarettes more
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research released the 2014 Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) in conjunction with the 39th Great American Smokeout on November 20. The new report highlights major successes in tobacco prevention and control as well as future challenges. While the report shows youth smoking at the lowest rates in Wisconsin history, it also finds that smokeless tobacco use has increased and high school e-cigarette use is well above the national average. The report’s findings demonstrate that there is still plenty of work to be done in Wisconsin, despite the successful use of best practices like cigarette taxes, a smoke-free workplace law, and a comprehensive tobacco prevention and control program.
Check out the 2014 YTS fact sheet