Winooski Prevention Blog

Newly released data from the Department of Health show that most Vermonters are in good health, and that more adults and young people are taking steps to reduce unhealthy and risky behaviors. At the same time, trends in the use of electronic vaping products among high schoolers, increased rates of marijuana use, a suicide rate that is higher than the U.S. as a whole, and disparities in general health among adults, highlight the public health challenges Vermont continues to face.

Tobacco is not an equal opportunity killer.

Tobacco use disproportionately affects many populations — including people in low-income communities, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ individuals, women, youth, members of the military and those with mental health conditions — who have a long and documented history of being targeted by the tobacco industry.

Read more about how the Tobacco Industry targeted the LGBT community. 

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Winooski Partnership for Prevention's afterschool program Above the Influence (ATI) has expanded into the high school, due to the leadership of youth board trustee Stephie Siki and our new Youth Mobilization Coordinator Hannah St. Don.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, participants in our afterschool program, Above the Influence (ATI) visited the CCTV studio to film a short public service announcement (PSA) about the risks of vaping and e-cigarette use.

Check out our 2019 Annual Report! The report provides a great overview of our organization, community partners, our work in 2019 and what's on the horizon for 2020.