December 13, 2017 | by Anneke Mohr | Prevention The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new marketing campaign called “Every Try Counts” that encourages smokers to keep trying to quit with ads placed where people may be most tempted to continue the habit – at gas stations and convenience stores. Milwaukee is one of 35 markets across the US that will have print, radio, digital, and billboard ads.
November 30, 2017 | by Anneke Mohr | Prevention Both Whitefish Bay and Mequon high schools have noted an increase in student usage of the Juul, with some students leaving class to use them in school bathrooms.
August 1, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute | Policy Each year the Public Policy Institute welcomes interns to work with us and learn how to be advocates for healthy change. This summer, we’ve been lucky to have three outstanding interns working on opioid policy, tobacco disparities, and fund development. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll achieve next.
June 28, 2017 | by Anneke Mohr | Prevention While overall smoking rates continue to decline, tobacco use remains higher among African Americans and the LGBTQ community due in part to targeted marketing by tobacco companies.
June 22, 2017 | by Azure’De M. Williams | Prevention The impact of targeted marketing of menthol products has been devastating. Tobacco is the leading contributor to the three main causes of death among African Americans: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. African-American youth have not been spared either, as the menthol flavor cuts down on the harshness of the cigarettes which makes them easier to inhale, easier to get hooked on and harder to quit.
June 2, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention “We want to remind the LGBTQ community that you can be yourself, have fun, and be smoke-free,” said Anneke Mohr, coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, which is led by the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
July 11, 2016 | by Anthony Harris and Anneke Mohr | Prevention Milwaukee's Pridefest was a celebration of all the advances of the LGBTQ community and more. However, the heavy presence of tobacco and the sponsorship of tobacco companies showed how necessary breaking up with tobacco is, especially in the LGBTQ community.