August 24, 2018 | by Melissa Seidl | Prevention Society tells us not to talk about racism: humans would rather just get along and we (mostly white people) tend to believe racism is all in the past. Taking a class that is dedicated to talking about racism is going to feel awkward to say the least. But if we don’t identify these habits in ourselves and others, how can we expect to improve things?
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.