November 19 marks the Great American Smokeout Day, a day that challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay off of tobacco.
As members of the Oregon FACT group, Wisconsin’s youth tobacco prevention group, we are doing our best to spread the truth about tobacco to our peers and community. Fortunately, youth cigarette smoking has been steadily declining in Wisconsin and is currently at all time lows. However, the use of other tobacco products, like e-cigarettes, little cigars and chewing tobacco, are on the rise. These products come in flavors like cotton candy, bubblegum and cherry, are packaged like candy and are considerably cheaper than cigarettes.