Winooski Prevention Blog

Does tobacco advertising in stores target certain groups of people, such as youth, low income populations and racial/ethnic minorities? Of the Winooski and area residents who responded to this question in our 2018/2019 Winooski Tobacco and Alcohol Advertisement Opinions Survey, 43% strongly agreed with this sentiment while others varied between somewhat agreeing to having no opinion.

The truth is Big Tobacco does target certain populations with marketing and advertising, leading to health disparities among those populations.

The results are in! From December 2018 to April 2019, Winooski Partnership for Prevention distributed a survey on social media and at community events to collect Winooski residents’ attitudes on tobacco and alcohol advertising within the city.

What was the major takeaway? The majority of people would like to see fewer advertisements for tobacco, 87.5%, and alcohol, 78.8%, overall in Winooski.

Do Your Part. Save the date for National Prescription Drug Take-back Day this April 27th!
Saturday, April 27th, 10am – 2pm

Go to https://takebackday.dea.gov/ to see a list of all disposal locations available in Vermont. Many drop off sites are open YEAR ROUND. Disposal is free and anonymous.

Three local prevention coalitions, including Winooski Partnership for Prevention, worked to put together informational videos for landlords and property managers about how to go smoke and tobacco-free, outlining the advantages of smoke free housing.