Today, the FACT Movement announced that Olivia Smith and Danielle Foster, members of the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network FACT group, and Nia Kamara a member of the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Poverty Network FACT, were selected to serve as a member of the State Youth Board of Directors for Wisconsin’s youth tobacco prevention program.
Most of us are thankful for food, football and family on Thanksgiving, but in Wisconsin, where asthma is more prevalent among African American youth as well as those living in poverty; clean air can be added to that list. “None of my family members smoke anymore,” said Matthew Broaden, who suffers from asthma. Broaden and […]
With the sun shining down on their smiling faces and a gentle breeze keeping them cool, members of FACT, Wisconsin’s youth-led tobacco prevention movement, gathered recently in front of Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the enactment of Wisconsin’s indoor smoking law. The teens, members of Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention […]
There were 367,227 voters from Milwaukee County during the fall 2014 general election. One of them was 18-year-old Malachi Caldwell, a member of the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Poverty Network (WTPPN) FACT Teen group. Caldwell, who cast his ballot at the Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, 1532 W. Atkinson Ave., first became engaged in […]
A recent study released in The Wisconsin Medical Journal confirms that exposure to secondhand smoke has significantly declined since the 2010 Wisconsin smoke-free air law took effect. This is good news for the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network (WAATPN), which has been working tireless to educate Wisconsin residents about the hazards of secondhand smoke […]