A newly released statewide “Youth Tobacco Survey” suggests a continued downward trend of students smoking cigarettes, but officials say results show a rise in those opting for other tobacco products that may contribute toward nicotine addiction. Read more
Some researchers say an age-old cash crop long the focus of public health debate could be used to help solve the nation’s energy crisis, by genetically modifying the tobacco leaf for use as a biofuel. Read more
In an era of increasing awareness about the negative health effects of tobacco, it seems to me that we may be missing the boat on tobacco prevention in ways other than cigarette smoking and chew tobacco. Read more
Swedish Match North America marketers started in Vail. Now they are handing out silvery sample packs of snus, a traditional Swedish-style snuff, on Wall Street. Read more
A new multi-jurisdictional coalition will focus on tobacco control efforts in Rock County and four other counties.
The Southwest Alliance for Tobacco Control will be led by the Family Service Association/Rock County Youth2Youth, said Debbie Fischer, director. Read more