March 30, 2018 | by Anna Goetze | Prevention The FDA is currently accepting public comments on a variety of tobacco-related topics, including e-cigarette flavors and nicotine levels in traditional cigarettes.
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.