Wisconsin Tobacco Facts
- 5,100 kids (under 18) become new daily smokers each year
- 234.9 Million packs of cigarettes are sold in Wisconsin each year
- Wisconsin's annual health care costs directly caused by smoking is $2.66 billion
- 7,356 Wisconsin deaths are associated with tobacco use each year
Warning Letters Issued to E-Cigarette Companies Illegally Making FDA-Related Claims
For the first time, the FDA recently issued warning letters to three different companies – Vaperz Ltd, Knoxville Vapor and Dr. K – for making FDA-related claims on their websites regarding their e-cigarette or e-liquid products. The Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act prohibits companies from making statements to consumers about tobacco products that would mislead consumers into believing that products have been approved or inspected by the FDA. Read more HERE.
Americans Now Vape but Most Also Use Regular Tobacco Products
Three out of four of e-cigarette users are now both vaping and smoking. E-cigarette use may be on the rise but isn't helping Americans kick tobacco addictions, according to new research.
The Dangers of Smoking: Mentally Ill Smoke Three Times More Than National Average
Smoking and mental illness are tightly linked, according to a report by Public Health England. An estimated 64 percent of mental health patients are addicted to tobacco, compared to 18.4 percent of the general population.
The Next Sustainability and Policy Meeting is:
Wednesday May 18th, 2016 12:00 - 1:00PM in Room H
Reports on E-Cigarette Adverse Events
Click on the link below to view the e-cigarette safety reports submitted to the FDA. These are voluntary reports of adverse events involving e-cigarettes from consumers, health professionals and concerned members of the public.
To see reports:
Scroll down to SPECIAL INTEREST TOPICS: E-Cigarette Adverse Events.
Click here for safety reports