Winooski Prevention Blog

Raising the age at which Vermonters can purchase and possess tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21 will help Vermont make strides against tobacco use, especially for youth.

"I, Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of protecting our Nation from the health risks of marijuana use in adolescence and during pregnancy. Recent increases in access to marijuana and in its potency, along with misperceptions of safety of marijuana endanger our most precious resource, our nation’s youth."

Winooski Partnership for Prevention met with the Planning Commission to present results of advertising opinions survey, discuss sign regulations

"One man said he could. One man said he couldn't. They both were right."

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.