One of summer's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of smoke-free states has increased to 25. This number is triple the number of smoke-free states that existed just three years ago. Additionally, the number of states with no restrictions at all has decreased from 16 to 8. With Iowa recently becoming smoke-free and Michigan on its way, Wisconsin is the last holdout in the Midwest! In just a few years, Wisconsin has fallen behind other states across the nation in reducing health problems caused by secondhand smoke.
The CDC, one of the world’s leading experts in tobacco-related disease, states that the only way to effectively reduce damages caused by secondhand smoke is to make all indoor workplaces smoke-free. It's time for Wisconsin to join the other 25 states across the country in protecting the health of its citizens!