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Public News Service - WI: Smoking Prevention

PHOTO: Mike Taake, Mauston Schools

MAUSTON, Wis. - Rural youth in Wisconsin are more likely to use tobacco and to start earlier than urban young people, partly because smoking is often more socially acceptable in rural areas. The American Lung Association has a program called NOT - Not On Tobacco - that helps young people kick the h

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - With the dawn of the New Year we get a chance to start fresh in a lot of things. A New Year's resolution to quit smoking could add years to your life and the lives of those around you, says Keri Schneider, manager of the American Lung Association Tobacco Control Program in Wiscons

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Lung cancer is responsible for nearly 30 percent of all cancer deaths in America, and November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The death toll is staggering. Each year, 4000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in Wisconsin, and over 2800 Wisconsinites will die from the

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Deaths related to lung disease have now surpassed stroke as the third-leading cause of mortality in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), h

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Margaret Allen of Milwaukee says many women make a mistake by not putting their own health first. Allen is a Registered Dietitian who sees the tendency in women of all ages, to put the health and well-being of their husband, family and friends ahead of their own health needs. "I t

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - One of "Bambi's Bombers," former Brewers All-Star Larry Hisle, is going to bat for Christmas Seals this year as Wisconsin's campaign chairman for the American Lung Association. Hisle says Christmas Seals help fund research and improved treatments for the 35 million Americans with c

MADISON, Wis. - Thursday is the American Cancer Society's 35th annual Great American Smokeout, and experts say you can add up to eight years to your life by quitting. More than 36 million Americans still smoke daily and, according to American Cancer Society spokeswoman Allison Miller, most of them

GREENDALE, Wis. - Ten years after big tobacco promised to stop marketing to young people, many claim the companies are still doing it - and some young folks say they know they're being targeted to become the next generation of smokers. A state program called FACT - Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco

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