June 22, 2018 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention “I think these initiatives help to reshape norms around smoking so people will be better educated, better informed, and also be able to live, work, and play in environments that are smoke free, both from cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor,” said Anneke Mohr, coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, which is housed in the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
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.