Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Surgeon General to speak at UW about preventing tobacco use among youth and adults

Youth and Tobacco Town Hall Meeting
University of Washington (Kane Hall), Seattle Campus
Thursday, June 14, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Three of of our nation’s top health leaders will be in Seattle for this important meeting.

-- Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will discuss her recently released report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.

-- Dr. Lawrence Deyton, Director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products, will then discuss the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and FDA’s action agenda for tobacco product regulation.

-- Dr. Timothy McAfee, Director, CDC Office on Smoking and Health will also join the morning plenary session.

This Town Hall–style meeting will be attended by public health professionals, tobacco use prevention specialists, educators, advocates, policy makers and—importantly—young people from around the Pacific Northwest. The overarching goal of the meeting is to share information, tools, and best practices in tobacco use prevention, to enhance existing efforts and to devise new strategies to help youth and young people resist social and industry pressure to initiate tobacco use, or to end tobacco use if it has already begun.

If you have any questions contact youthtobaccotownhall@air.org.

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