As the school year approaches and calendars fill up, things begin to get busier for the coalition too. FACT youth out of Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids will begin their tobacco prevention efforts again and coalition outreach will be done for parents and schools that want information on current youth tobacco trends.
For those of you that have not already seen, the new contact information for the Coalition Coordinator (formerly Jenna Otterholt, now Jenna Flynn) is listed below. Meetings and events that CWTFC will have representation at this month are listed below. If you wish to attend or would like more information about those contact Jenna Flynn at Jenna.Flynn@co.marathon.wi.us or 715-261-1931.
Wood County AOD Prevention Partnership | September 6th, 2018 | 10:30AM-12:00PM | Wood County Health Department
Portage County Alliance for Youth (PCAY) | September 14th, 2018 | 8:00AM-9:00AM | Boys & Girls Club of Portage County
Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) | September 17th, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Good Sheperd Lutheran Church (Marshfield)
Western Marathon County Healthy Communities | September 19th, 2018 | 8:30AM-10:30AM | TBD
The Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition was recently featured in a story by WSAW News Channel 7. The story highlighted details of the HUD rule and how it could affect members of the community locally. View this story HERE .
Wisconsin Tobacco News
Tobacco Marketing in Wisconsin
There was an interesting study done recently at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that concluded tobacco is marketed more heavily in minority neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee. To view the press release click HERE.
National Tobacco News
Back to School Resources Available
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced great new resources timed for back to school on the health risks of youth using e-cigarettes. As kids prepare to return to school this year, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has developed new content for parents and other youth influencers (e.g., teachers, coaches, faith leaders, health care providers) to provide them with accurate and current information about the risks of e-cigarettes among young people. These materials specifically focus on e-cigarettes that are shaped like USB flash drives, including JUUL, which are growing in popularity among school–aged kids. Content for this information can be found HERE.