3095.1 Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: Tobacco Control Strategies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (organized by ATOD and APHA)

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dr. Koh will outline major highlights of the Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use. The plan includes efforts to: • Strengthen the Implementation of Evidence-based Tobacco Control Interventions and Policies in States and Communities. • Change Social Norms Around Tobacco Use. • Accelerate Research to Expand the Science Base and Monitor Progress. • Leverage HHS Systems and Resources to Create a Society Free of Tobacco-related Disease and Death. During this session Dr. Koh will update current trends regarding tobacco use in the United States and provide the rationale for significant action by HHS to prevent and reduce tobacco use in a comprehensive way. As the leader of the Department’s efforts in this area, he will present the Administration’s vision for a future free of tobacco use and plans to achieve this goal. This session will be followed from 2:30 to 4:00 in the afternoon by a panel of Senior Representatives from the Implementation Steering Committee or other key leaders with responsibility for implementing these efforts throughout the Department including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Cancer Institute.
Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA
Howard Koh, MD, MPH

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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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