TCN Strategies for Smoke-Free Air Policy Implementation
2009 Webinar 1:
Mastering the Art of Plugging Loopholes in State and Local Smoke-free Laws
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST
To listen to the call and see the slides, click here.
Every state or local community’s smoke-free air law is different; and even those that are considered among the best may have imperfections and loopholes that gone unchecked can be a persistent distraction for government officials who are required to enforce the law. By serving as a resource on “best practices” in smoke-free air policy, tobacco control managers can play a valuable, expert role to educate decision makers about the need for the strongest policies possible. Furthermore, following passage of legislation, taking action to tighten up exemptions during the rulemaking procedures will pay off during the implementation of the law. Join this expert panel and colleagues from across the nation in a dialogue to eliminate loopholes and exemptions in smoke-free laws.
Registration has been closed. Webinar information will be provided to registered participants prior to the call.
Participants will be able to
- Recognize loopholes in proposed smoke-free legislation
- Educate decision makers about why they should oppose loopholes and exemptions, such as private clubs, bars, and red-light/green light policies, in smoke-free legislation and implementation
- Use the 'Fundamentals of Smokefree Workplace Laws' resource to develop comprehensive smoke-free air legislation and implementation
- Apply lessons learned from State Success Stories to eliminate preemption and common loopholes
- Annie Tegen, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
- Jill Thompson and Cathryn Cushing, Oregon Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
- Kathy Drea, American Lung Association of Illinois
This teleconference series is part of a Tobacco Control Network special project “TCN Strategies for Smoke-Free Air Policy Implementation” and is made possible through a Small Innovative Grant from the American Legacy Foundation.
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