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Wisconsin celebrates 7 years smoke-free

Publication Date: 2017-07-10
  • Author:Hayley Smith, letter to the editor
  • Publication:Wausau Daily Herald

July 5 marked the seventh anniversary of Wisconsin’s Smoke-Free Air Law, a great public health victory in Wisconsin. We can go to a restaurant and enjoy dinner in a healthy environment without the smell of tobacco smoke following us home. However, there is still work to be done to reduce the burden of tobacco. While this law provides many benefits such as lowering secondhand smoke and creating a healthier environment for community members, we can’t let this hide the fact that tobacco remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease...