Looking at an increase in cigarette sales during the pandemic, Wisconsin’s latest views on top politicians

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Menthol cigarettes on a shelf at a store
In this May 17, 2018, file photo, are packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco. Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

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. Then the director of the Marquette University Law School Poll shares results of their latest polling, including Wisconsinites’ views on Governor Tony Evers and Senator Ron Johnson.

Featured in this Show

  • 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.

  • A new in-depth look at how Wisconsinites view Evers, Johnson and other issues

    According to the latest poll from Marquette University Law School, Wisconsinites aren’t too keen on Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. We look at the approval ratings for them and other elected officials. We also dig into voters’ feelings on inflation, immigration, COVID-19 and other issues.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Doug Jorenby Guest
  • Lorraine Lathen Guest
  • Charles Franklin Guest
  • Bill Martens Producer