Tobacco Prevention

Who are the Key Stakeholders:
Polk County Community Members
Western Wisconsin Working for Tobacco-Free Living
Polk County Policymakers
Polk County Business Community
Polk County Healthcare Providers
Polk County School Districts
Polk County Law Enforcement
Polk County Faith Community
State Legislators

Why is Tobacco Prevention an Important Issue:
Effective tobacco prevention and control efforts reduce youth initiation, promote cessation, eliminate environmental tobacco smoke, and address the disparate impact of tobacco on various populations. Comprehensive efforts include counter-marketing, community interventions, legislation and policy change, and evaluation and monitoring. Tobacco continues to be a devastating health and economic burden on Wisconsin. Each year, 8,000 people in Wisconsin die from tobacco-related illness.

Goals:

What is Polk United Currently Doing: