142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Tobacco-Free Pharmacies: Historical Perspective from a Local Pharmacist & National Activist

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Fred S. Mayer, RPh, MPH, , Pharmacists Planning Service, Inc. (PPSI), San Rafael, CA
The presenter will describe 50 years of advocacy efforts to obtain Tobacco Free Pharmacies at the Local, County,State & National Levels, utilizing the Lionberger Public Health Methods in changing behavior at the Community level, starting with public education & awareness campaigns such as the Great American SmokeOut (GAS) and the Take a New Years Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) Campaigns. Current efforts.to eliminate all tobacco products in the State of California thru the California Board of Pharmacy, that licenses 40,213 pharmacists in California,will also be described.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify key issues utilized in educating pharmacists for tobacco free pharmacies. Explainthe Lionberger theory of changing behavior at the community pharmacy level. Describe the new APhA (American Pharmacists Association) 2010 policies against tobacco sales.

Keyword(s): Tobacco Use, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For over twenty years, PPSI has promoted two major public health education awareness campaigns in the field of smoking cessation; one is the Great American Smokeout (GAS) and the other- Take a New Years Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRTSS). Both call attention to the side effects of smoking. Through a strong Marin County Smoke Free Coalition in California,PPSI has aligned with CVS pharmacies in Marin which will stop selling tobacco products as of October 1.
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.