4005.0 Emerging Trends in Tobacco Control: Past, Present, and Future Tobacco Industry 'Bad Acts' and Subsequent Policy Implications.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This dynamic panel will review historical and modern day tobacco industry interference tactics viewed through research, legal, and advocacy prisms. Sharon Eubanks, J.D. will discuss her direct experience litigating against tobacco companies as the lead attorney in the Department of Justice, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, case. Stan Glantz, Professor at the University of California, San Francisco will discuss the role of the tobacco industry in the outcome of California's Proposition 29 tobacco tax initiative in June 2012. Cynthia Hallett will review current industry interference with smokefree policy campaigns across the nation including the role of allied opposition to smokefree casinos. Robert Proctor, Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University, will review the historical behavior of industry and present the case for abolition of the sale of cigarettes.
Session Objectives: Describe the broad, historical perspective on tobacco control progress and challenges over the years. Analyze the current status of policy accomplishments and industry interference. Assess industry opposition tactics. Identify industry interference tactics and prevent undermining of good public health policies.

Case for Abolition
Robert N. Proctor, PhD

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Law, Medical Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)