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.
May 12, 2016 | by Deb Heffner | Prevention In the City of Milwaukee, the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute performs WI Wins tobacco compliance checks through its City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, while also partnering with local youth from Neu-Life Community Development Center and officers from the Milwaukee Police Department.
March 7, 2016 | by Cassy Krueger | Prevention Each week we will be rolling out a video on our programs and how they each contribute to the Public Policy Institute's mission: preventing and reducing poverty while improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.
November 19, 2015 | by Deb Heffner | Prevention This year, there’s both good and bad news when it comes to tobacco use in Wisconsin. The good news is that according to new data from the state’s Department of Health Services, overall smoking in Wisconsin sits at an all-time low of 17%. The bad news? The same data show Wisconsin’s most vulnerable populations smoking at alarming rates.
November 11, 2015 | by Deb Heffner | Prevention These brave veterans have sacrificed so much for our safety, and now we can help them beat an opponent that’s taken the lives of too many veterans: tobacco addiction.
September 30, 2015 | by Deb Heffner | Prevention Most commonly, when we think of the harmful effects of smoking, cancer first comes to mind. While cancer is indeed and rightfully so a major concern, as we close out September, which is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance is compelled to remind the community of the role tobacco plays in the public health crisis of infant deaths as well. The City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance is working with coalition partners in the community to remind us that we can reduce infant mortality among babies born preterm by addressing a key risk factor of prenatal smoking.
August 10, 2015 | by Deb Heffner | Prevention Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), is an international membership organization that represents over 5,000 coalitions and affiliates, who, like Community Advocates, are working to make their respective communities safe, healthy and drug-free.
July 5, 2015 | by Deb Heffner | Prevention July 5th marked five years since Wisconsin became a smoke-free state! The City of Milwaukee Tobacco Free-Alliance and other tobacco prevention and control partners are celebrating this important milestone throughout the month, affirming that the law has helped make safer indoor air-quality in bars and restaurants, healthier bartenders, lower smoking-rates, and even more smoke-free home rules.
May 19, 2014 | by Kathy Staats | Policy In 2009, the FDA was granted federal authority to restrict the sale and distribution of tobacco products under the Tobacco Control Act. The tobacco products listed in this regulation were cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll your own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. There were two additional purposes for this ruling: for the FDA to “deem” other tobacco products under the definitions of tobacco and to apply appropriate provisions to “deemed” tobacco products that protect the public’s health.
May 18, 2014 | by Kari Lerch | Events Prevention is not simply intervening when a behavior or health concern is visible and present but rather intervening before high risk behaviors are even exhibited. At the core of a preventative approach is the use of evidence-based programs and/or practices and the promotion of positive youth development in order to give youth the skills and experience needed to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.