Smoke-Free Policies Redux: Current Status & Current Challenges (2014)

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

State and local smoke-free laws that protect workers and the public from exposure to secondhand smoke in public places and places of employement are a critical component of any community's public health efforts. While adoption of these policies has been very successful, with over 30 states and thousands of local communities passing some form of smoke-free policy, millions of people in the U.S. are still exposed to secondhand smoke in public places and places of work on a daily basis.  This webinar will review the current profile of smoke-free policies around the country and look at some local recent successes.  Attendees will also hear from an official with the North Carolina Deparatment of Health and Human Services on the efforts to get a state-wide smoke-free law passed in that state.  Presenters:  Liz Williams, Project Manager, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights; Jim Martin, Director of Policy and Programs, Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Jill Thompson Hutson, Principal/CEO, Rede Group; and Warren Ortalnd, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

Download the PowerPoint slides here.