Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Governor Doyle will be rounding out his visits around the state to get people excited about the new smoke-free law starting on July 5th with two more visits on Thursday July 1st.
On Thursday Gov. Doyle will be in Eau Claire and La Crosse.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Some folks still have questions about this law. Does it apply to me? What about enclosed place? How will this law be enforced?
If you have a question you can submit it to our website with your contact information and we will follow up with you as soon as possible!
So ask your questions and get ready because a smoke-free Wisconsin is coming your way!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Good letters have a few key elements:
The first part of the letter should be eye catching and make a bold statement.
This is the main part of the letter. Convey your point and your opinion here.
This is where you wrap it up. Repeat your positive message and really bring home the point.
The Tobacco Control Resource Center has great information about how to write excellent LTEs!
A recent example of an LTE is out of Oshkosh.
So get out there and write an LTE- a smooth transition to a Smoke-Free Wisconsin depends on it!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Nice Article in the Shepard Express about the smoke-free law!
“Because e-cigarettes have not been thoroughly tested, one cannot conclude that they are less harmful or less dangerous than conventional cigarettes,” said Dr. Langston. “The fact that they come in fruit and candy flavors gives them the potential to entice new nicotine users, especially teens.”FDA regulation of e-cigarettes is something we can all support.
Read the full release here: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news/news/electronic-cigarettes-policy.shtml
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Posted by Erich at 1:02 PM
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Posted by Erich at 8:38 AM
- Targeted at Wisconsin business owners and managers, this postcard highlights several of the free resources for businesses that are available on WIBetterSmokeFree.com. Features a photo from Milwaukee's Michigan Street Diner.
- This postcard helps people who are excited about the new law find tools to help them celebrate July 5th on WIBetterSmokeFree.com.
- This resource shares several examples of how to use an email signature to promote a coalition or event.
- This resource lists step-by-step instructions on how to use Facebook's Events feature to organize an event (such as a July 5th implementation party) and promote it to a large group of people.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Posted by Erich at 8:25 AM
Monday, June 7, 2010
This morning at the Market Street Diner in Sun Prairie, the Department of Health Services Sec. Timberlake announced the start of the statewide media campaign creating awareness about the new smoke-free air law. The campaign will feature print, on-line, and radio spots all across the state. Unfortunately there will not be any TV ads due to significantly reduced funds in tobacco control. Read the full press release click here.
To see some of the ads visit www.WiBetterSmokeFree.com!
Friday, June 4, 2010
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Back in February 2009, President Obama signed the State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Bill into law. This was a program that expanded healthcare coverage for children by increasing the Federal Tobacco Tax by $.62. According to a recent Associated Press article a large loophole left in the law has cost the government nearly $250 Million in the first year. The so-called loophole is around the labeling and taxation of roll your own and pipe tobacco. Roll your own tobacco was included in a large increase while pipe tobacco was not. Companies simply changed the name of their product and avoided the increased tax.
During the last year there have been record increases in the sale of pipe tobacco while there has been a significant drop-off in the sales of roll your own tobacco. As discussed on our blog what really is the difference between these two products?
In the interest in tax fairness this loophole needs to be closed.
To read the AP article click here.