Checking in with the DHS Secretary-designee, Looking at an increase in cigarette sales during the pandemic

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We discuss vaccines for children, booster shots, and other COVID-19 updates with the current head of the state’s Department of Health Services. And we talk with a director from the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention about why cigarette sales recently went up for the first time in two decades.

Featured in this Show

  • DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake on vaccine rollout for kids, booster shots and more

    The head of the state Department of Health Services talks about what the rollout of the vaccine for 5-11 year olds will look like in Wisconsin, booster shots, and why Wisconsin has seen high turnover of public health officials during the pandemic.

  • Why cigarette sales are up, and how the pandemic has impacted smoking

    For the first time in 20 years, cigarette sales nationally have increased. We discuss some of the factors and implications of the rise.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Karen Timberlake Guest
  • Doug Jorenby Guest
  • Lorraine Lathen Guest

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