SMK-002: Smoking and Tobacco
Smoking and Tobacco: The Wisconsin Medical Society, recognizing the evidence of adverse effects that tobacco use, addiction and smoking have on the health of Wisconsin residents,
tobacco users and non-users alike, supports:
- Regulating tobacco products by the Food and Drug Administration under similar provisions and statutes as alcohol products.
- Promotion of smoke-free indoor environments, including all businesses, educational establishments, workplaces and all places where the public may gather.
- Disclosure of tobacco ingredients and placement of appropriate “injurious to health” messages on tobacco product packaging
- Banning tobacco advertising.
- Restricting sales of tobacco products to minors and increasing the enforcement of punitive measures of such sales.
- Assessing, as a component of every new-patient examination, all patients for risk of tobacco-related illness regardless of whether a patient currently uses, formerly used or never used tobacco products.
- The Wisconsin cigarette excise tax to reduce cigarette consumption and using the funds generated to support a statewide comprehensive tobacco control program. (HOD, 0415)