PRICE COUNTY TOBACCO FREE COALITION
The primary goal of the Price County Tobacco Free Coalition is to reduce the prevalence of smoking in Wisconsin, which will thereby reduce the incidence and death rate from tobacco-related cancers.
The Price County Health Department executes a community compliance check, which involved a group of adolescents who attempted to purchase tobacco products at several area convenience stores and other establishments selling tobacco. 36% of the businesses sold tobacco products to these underage buyers.
The Price County Health Department also participated in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke-out and distributed "stop smoking" materials to several public schools, the local technical college, and various departments within the county system.