261348 Local tobacco control after the passage of the Tobacco Control Act: Making a difference

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Maggie Mahoney, JD , Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, William Mitchel College of Law, St. Paul, MN
Ashley Ross, BA, MPH , Center for Tobacco Products, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rockville, MD
This session will help the public health community understand the authority granted in 2009 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco, limitations on that authority, and the ways in which federal, state, and local tobacco control efforts can complement each other. Attendees will learn about specific policy options that they can pursue and understand the different and specific ways in which they can collaborate with and support the FDA's work. At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to describe the FDA's role, its activities to date, and the importance of continued state and local tobacco control efforts to support, supplement, and complement the FDA's activities.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Communication and informatics
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the Food and Drug Administration's authority to regulate tobacco products and the steps that the FDA has taken to date. 2. List ways in which federal, state, and local tobacco control efforts complement each other, including with respect to policy, compliance and enforcement, communications, public education, evaluation, and rulemaking efforts. 3. Discuss the resources that are available to help the public health community determine where to focus its efforts, including the FDA, the Consortium, and other national, state, and local public health professionals.

Keywords: Tobacco Control, Local Public Health Agencies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Deputy Director for the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium Maggie Mahoney, JD has provided legal technical assistance to the public health community throughout the U.S. for six years. In this role, she has helped educate public health professionals about the law, has researched governmental authority to pursue tobacco control policies, and has provided guidance concerning legislative and regulatory proposals. She has also provided strategic assistance concerning implementation and legal defense of tobacco control policies.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.