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  • 1. Healthy People 2020 Federal Focus: Nutrition & Health Status State Focus: Tobacco
  • 2. Tobacco in Wisconsin
    • Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 definition of Tobacco focus area:
    • “ Tobacco use and exposure means improving health by preventing tobacco abuse, promoting tobacco dependence treatment, protecting all residents and visitors from exposure to secondhand smoke, and identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities. This is accomplished by partnering with state and local leaders to implement a research-based, comprehensive tobacco prevention and control plan.”
  • 3. Tobacco in Wisconsin
    • In Wisconsin, 19.9% of the adult population (aged 18+ years), over 856,000 individuals, are current cigarette smokers.
    • Among youth aged 12–17 years, 12.2% smoke in Wisconsin. Wisconsin ranks 42nd in the nation.
    • During 2000–2004 and among adults aged 35+ years, over 7,200 died as a result of tobacco use each year.
  • 4. Tobacco in Wisconsin
  • 5. Tobacco in Wisconsin
    • 8000 people per year die in Wisconsin from tobacco related illness
    • 2.2 Billion per year in health care costs
    • 1.6 Billion per year lost in productivity
    • Smoking is more prevalent in low socioeconomic groups
  • 6. Tobacco in Wisconsin
    • Emerging Concerns
    • Targeting/designing new smokeless tobacco products
    • Lots of product sampling at community places, events, bars, etc
    • Dual cigarettes and smokeless tobacco
    • Decreasing smokers but increasing smokeless tobacco
  • 7. Tobacco in Wisconsin
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line, (800) 784-8669
    • If the 2.2 million working nurses in the U.S. each helped one person per year quit smoking, it would triple the U.S. quit rate. (According to Tobacco Free Nurses).
  • 8. 11 Tips for Quitting in 2011
    • The American Cancer association has given these tips
    • #11 – Embrace Technology
    • #10 – Water, Water, Water…..keep it handy
    • #9 – One will hurt, don’t do it
    • #8 - When a craving strikes- do something else
    • #7 – Talk to your Doctor
  • 9. 11 Tips for Quitting in 2011
    • #6 – Stay calm and Stay Busy
    • #5 – Avoid places where smokers gather
    • #4– Dump the memories
    • #3– Consider using medication
    • #2 – Know that you are not Alone
    • #1 – DON’T KEEP IT A SECRET!!!!!!!
  • 10. Tobacco in Wisconsin
    • Objectives for Wisconsin 2020 to be achieved by March 31, 2012 disparities:
    • Wisconsin’s data collection system will be strengthened regarding the tobacco use and exposure of populations with tobacco‐related disparities.
    • Ethnic and poverty networks will be maintained to address populations with tobacco‐related disparities.
    • The capacity of the local coalition infrastructure will be built to address tobacco‐related disparities.
  • 11. Tobacco in Wisconsin
    • Objectives for Wisconsin 2020 to be achieved by 2014:
    • Populations with tobacco‐related disparities will implement evidence‐based strategies in support of changing community norms supportive of tobacco prevention and control efforts.
    • The TPCP will implement evidence‐based programs among populations experiencing tobacco‐ related disparities.
    • DPH chronic disease programs will integrate evidence‐ based programs to reduce tobacco‐related disparities.
    • TPCP will implement program sustainability efforts to secure external funding for tobacco‐ related disparities activities.
  • 12. Role of a RN
    • Public health nurses integrate community involvement and knowledge about the entire population with personal, clinical understandings of the health and illness experiences of individuals and families within the population.
    • Smoking Cessation and Prevention fall under this scope of practice
  • 13. Role of an RN
    • School Nurse
    • Prevents toxic environmental exposure
    • Promotes healthy physical environment
    • A voice in the development of school policies that fosters full physical and academic potential in children
  • 14. Tobacco References
      • American Cancer Society. (2011) Guide to Quitting Smoking. Retrieved from
      • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). State Highlights Wisconsin . Retrieved from
      • Tobacco Free Nurses. (2006). Making a Difference—Nurses Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking . Retrieved from
      • Wisconsin Department of Health Services. (2010). Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Focus Area: Tobacco. Retrieved from
    Sean Piggott, Jessica Gannon, and Ashley Stigler
  • 15. Tobacco References Cont
    • National Association of School Nurses (2011) Retrieved from 293
    • American Public Health Associaiton (2011) Retrieved from