Introduction to the FCTC and history of trade and tobacco
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Describe the strategy of the tobacco industry to use trade law to block or impede meaningful tobacco control policy at the global and national levels. Discuss the conflict of laws issues of trade and public health law.
Keyword(s): Tobacco Industry, Tobacco Control
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in the tobacco control field as an attorney for over 11 years, and have been actively involved in trade policy for much of that time. Currently I coordinate an international coalition of attorneys and advocates working for a tobacco exception in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
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.