Online Program

Advancing policies to achieve a tobacco-free generation

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Policies are the pillars of effective tobacco use reduction. This session highlights how advocates are creatively advancing policies, both legislative and voluntary, and implementing effective enforcement strategies. In addition, presenters will examine the intended and unintended consequences of raising the minimum age for cigarette purchase in New York City.
Session Objectives: Explain how mini-grant projects can promote tobacco policy change. Identify the role voluntary policy change can play in geographic areas where legislative policy change has proven historically slow. Discuss the ways in which current practices for implementing college campus tobacco-free policies differ from the long established best practices for adopting smoke-free community policy. Describe how compliance with several laws has an impact on compliance with minimum purchase age laws in New York City.

Using youth-driven community assessments to inform policy change   
Carly Caminiti, MS, Laurie Jo Wallace, MA, Brittany H. Chen, MPH, Arielle Levy, MPH and Tamaki West, MA
Enforcement of College Campus Tobacco-free Policies   
Amanda Fallin, PhD, RN, Maria Roditis, PhD, MPH and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD
Does raising the minimum legal age for cigarette purchases reduce youth access? Early evidence from New York City   
Diana Silver, PhD MPH, Margaret Giorgio, PhD MPH, Geronimo Jimenez, MA and James Macinko, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Law, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, School Health Education and Services, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)