The South Central Alliance for Tobacco Prevention serves Adams, Juneau, and Sauk counties by working to prevent commercial tobacco use among youth, eliminate secondhand smoke, and support local and state policies that encourage commercial tobacco prevention. By partnering with diverse coalition members and organizations we strive to empower our communities to holistically support its residents. We do this through meetings with state and local leaders, media opportunities, education & advocacy, and community training.
–– The Truth Initiative’s new campaign highlights the impact vaping has on mental health. Called the Depression Stick, it brings to light the increase in feelings of depression and anxiety vaping devices can cause
–– Move Fast and Vape Things by the New York Times is a new documentary on FX and Hulu which reviews the youth vaping epidemic through the rise and fall of Juul. It includes news footage, interviews, and a spotlight of a teenager whose life was impacted by nicotine.
Wednesday May 11th @ 5pm: Virtual Women's Night
This event, scheduled during Women’s Health Week, will acknowledge the unique challenges women experience, while highlighting the importance of resilience, self-efficacy, and self-compassion. While it does focus more on women, all are welcome! The event is virtual and includes a thirty minute keynote speaker, followed by a 30 minute activity based break out room where attendees can participate in either Zumba, mindful meditation, or chair yoga all led by local women. Finally, all attendees will come back together and local partners who serve women in Adams, Juneau, and Sauk counties will give a brief overview of their program.
FACT is a youth driven movement in Wisconsin where teens work to spread the truth about tobacco by participating in team meetings, FACTivism activities, meetings with local and state leaders, and written media. SCA partners with Mauston High School’s FACT group to support their mission to spread the unfiltered truth about tobacco! If you are between 7th and 12th grade and want to join, find out more at: https://factmovement.org/
Health equity means everyone has a fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This is an important part of our coalition as we strive to improve the health and well-being for all Wisconites. Big Tobacco continues to disproportionately impact specific populations including youth, those utilizing behavioral health services, women and pregnant people, and the American Indian/Alaskan Native population. For more information and resources on health equity visit https://tobwis.org/health-equity/