Seven C's Health Initiative

Our mision is to collaboratively work to improve the health of our citizens living the counties of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Monroe, La Crosse, Vernon and Crawford so that they may live long, healthy lives, free from tobacco and nicotine regardless of their income, education, or ethnic background.


Electronic Cigarette Policies

School District Policies





La Crosse



2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Control Act
Gives the FDA broad authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to help all Americans, especially young people, live longer, healthier lives. 

The Law gives the FDA important new powers to:

  • Require new and more effective warning labels on tobacco products
  • Establish and enforce restrictions on tobacco advertising and promotions
  • Require tobacco companies to disclose what is in their products
  • Review tobacco manufacturers’ claims of “modified risk” products to prevent misleading claims
  • Educate consumers about the dangers of tobacco use, amng other powers
The FDA now has the full authority of the law, backed by the agency’s rigorous and timely science base, to create positive change all across the country.  Learn more

FDA Tobacco Law
The FDA ruling
A new federal law took effect on June 22, 2010, which gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products. The agency has the authority to regulate the promotion of tobacco-products, restriction of "free-giveaways", ban tobacco ads in magazines that have a high content of youth subscribers and restrict sponsorships of athletic events.

It also restricts cigarette vending machines to locations for patrons 18 and over, where children are never allowed to enter, as part of a broad new plan designed to limit tobacco sales to youth nationwide.

The new rules are posted on the FDA's website

FDA Deeming Rules for E-Cigarettes
A factsheet and information about new federal requirements.
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Effective Dates of FDA Tobacco Law
View for list of provisions and timeline of when things go in effect.
FDA effective dates.pdf
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Tobacco Retailers and the FDA
A factsheet and information about new federal requirements.
Retailer Factsheet.pdf

What is Wisconsin’s Law?

The laws related to youth purchase, possession and access of e-cigarettes state the following:

WI Statute 134.66 (2) (a) states no retailer may sell cigarettes, nicotine products or tobacco products to any person under the age of 18. WI Statute 254.92 (2) states no person under 18 years of age may purchase, attempt to purchase, or possess any cigarette, nicotine product, or tobacco product.

According to WI Statute 134.66 (1) (f), the definition of “nicotine product” is a product that contains nicotine and is not any of the following: 1) A tobacco product, 2) A cigarette, or 3) A product that has been approved by the U.S food and drug administration for sale as a smoking cessation product.

Because e-cigarettes contain nicotine, they are covered by both state statutes 134.66 and 254.92. Specifically, it is illegal for retailers to sell e-cigarettes with nicotine to anyone under 18 years old. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase or possess e-cigarettes with nicotine.

The laws related to smoke free air:

Wisconsin went smoke-free on July, 5th 2010. That means that all places of employment ban indoor smoking. Any indoor place is defined as any place that employees enter to carry out their work duties such as an office, work area, employee lounge, restroom, conference room, meeting room, classroom, elevator, stairway, lobby, common area, vehicle, cafeteria or hallway.

Public place is any place open to the public or where the public may be invited.

Enclosed place is a structure or area that has a roof and more than two substantial walls (substantial meaning no less than 25% open air).

Smoking is a cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment.

Monthly Newsletter

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Contact Us

For more information please contact:

Judi Zabel
MJC Tobacco Program Coordinator

Alison Glodowski
Health Educator

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