Friday, October 9, 2009

Green Bay picks up on the tobacco control funding cuts

"Starting next July, bars and restaurants in Wisconsin must go smoke-free. Now local smoke-free coalitions which backed that state law say they're already starting to see more smokeless tobacco products.

They say that's why they need to educate more people about the dangers of tobacco, period, but they fear it will be a tough task with more than half their funding now gone.
"We can see that the tobacco industry is marketing to our youth," Kris Kovacic from the Brown County Tobacco-Free Coalition says.
She points to one example, "They're actually tobacco products but they look like candy products."

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