Underage Sales on the Rise

Underage Sales on the Rise

Underage tobacco and vape sales are rising in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Service says underage sales of tobacco products increased from eleven-point-nine percent in 2022 to 13-point-six percent this year. On average, underage sales increased by 140-percent since 2019. The DHS says tobacco use causes almost eight-thousand deaths, 3-billion in health care expenses, and more than five-point-six billion in lost economic productivity every year.

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