Tobacco is still the number one cause of preventable death:
- Nearly 7,000 Wisconsin adults die each year from their own smoking.
- 751 Wisconsin residents die from second hand smoke exposure, maternal smoking and fires.
Tobacco use by the numbers:
- More than 915,000 Wisconsinites still smoke cigarettes.
- 6,900 Wisconsin kids (under 18) become new daily smokers each year.
- 15% of pregnant women in Wisconsin smoke, compared with 10% nationally.
- 25% of Wisconsin's 18-24 year-olds smoke.
In Wisconsin We Pay:
- $2.8 Billion in annual health care costs directly caused by smoking.
- $9.53 per pack of cigarettes in smoking-related health care costs and lost productivity.
*All data taken from SmokeFree Wisconsin (www.smokefreewi.org) and the Tobacco Control Resource Center of Wisconsin (www.tobwis.org).