Vol. 2 No. 1
IN THE NEWS
to the Monitoring the Future surveys for 2000, tobacco use
is going down in middle and high schools among U.S. teens.
Black youth still have the lowest smoking rates of all. To
view survey results for tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other
drugs, go to: www.monitoringthefuture.org/
a multi-year research study, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center found that a curriculum-based approach to prevent youth
smoking did not have any effect by itself in keeping down
smoking rates. This study makes the case that a more comprehensive
approach is neededinvolving families, community groups
and mass media, as well as schools.
WHAT'S GOING ON?
Center for Science in the Public Interest has a new fact sheet
entitled "Putting Anheuser-Busch's Consumer Responsibility
Campaign into Perspective." It's available at:www.cspinet.org/booze/A-B_Campaign.html
First Weekend Club provides box officesupport for films by
African Americans and those that feature African Americans
in positive and fully dimensional roles. The more than 35,000
members of the First Weekend Club make it a point to see selected
films during the first few days when decisions are made on
whether to keep a movie in the theaters. For more information,
go to the web site of the Black Hollywood Education and Resource
Center at: www.bherc.org
or call the hotline at:1-323-957-4747. For the information
on movies starring African Americans, visit Black Flix at:
are underway for Kick Butts Day on April 4, 2001 with the
theme: "Stand Up. Tell Big Tobacco - GAME OVER!"
For information on how to get youth in your community involved,
call toll-free at:(888) 839-3869 or go online at: http://kickbuttsday.org/
American Legacy Foundation will bring together members of
the steering committees for its six priority population groups
at an Intercultural Capstone Meeting later this month. For
information on Legacy's priority populations, (a.k.a. special
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2001 Public Policy Conference on Alcohol and Other Drugs
Nat'l Assoc. of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors
Black Administrators in Child Welfare Symposium
Nat'l Conference of the Child Welfare League of America
PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has just released a report
on state disbursements for tobacco control entitled: "State
Tobacco Settlement: Show Us the Money." It's available
online at: tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements/.
at the University of Minnesota have released a new report
entitled: "Alcohol Policies in the United States: Highlights
from the 50 States" which looks at four major areas of
alcohol law: distribution systems, purchase and sales, taxation
and drinking and driving.
"Making A Killing" video on Philip Morris, and global
addiction is still available. For more information or to order
a copy for your own use, contact the INFACT campaign headquarters
at:1-800-688-8797. The INFACT web site is:
is continuing its Membership Drive for affiliates.
Organizations that join in 2001 as Charter Members pay a discounted
yearly fee of just $25 for 2001. Information and membership
forms are available on NAAAPI's web site at:by contacting Carmella Chandler at: email@example.com
Words to the Wise is published online by the National
Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery (NAAAPI).
is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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