Smoking is an addiction. Over 4,000 chemicals are found in cigarette smoke, many of which are known carcinogens to both humans and other animals. Nicotine, a drug found naturally in tobacco, is highly addictive and makes it very hard for a person to quit smoking once they have begun. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year.
What resources are available to help quit smoking?
The following organizations have programs designed to help smokers recognize and cope with problems that come up during quitting and to provide support and encouragement in staying quit.
Electronic Cigarettes: Vaping
Vaping is growing in popularity among Americans, however, it is dangerous. Click here to learn more.
New Public Smoking Legislation
Effective July 9, 2018, e-cigarette use (also known as vaping or JUULing) is no longer allowed in the City of Milwaukee on city property and in place that prohibit cigarette smoking, including: Restaurants, bars, other business and workplaces (i.e. office building).
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Click here for more information on the city of Milwaukee’s ordinance related to E-Cigarettes.