World No Tobacco Day
May 31, 2012
Tobacco industry interference is the theme of World No Tobacco Day. The campaign, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), will emphasize the need to uncover and counter the industry's bold, aggressive attempts to weaken the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Click here to view the WHO’s World No Tobacco Day announcement, or click here for related resources from the WHO.
Webcast: A Hidden Epidemic: Tobacco Use and Mental Illness
May 31, 2012 at 12:30-2:00 pm Eastern Time
Washington, DC / Webcast
In 2011, Legacy released a report documenting case studies on the disproportionate rates of tobacco use among those suffering from mental illness, and its staggering effects on the health and well-being of persons with mental disorders. This May, during Mental Health Awareness Month, Legacy will revisit the issue in more detail and host a special Warner Series Lecture addressing this recurring - and devastating - issue. A distinguished panel of experts in tobacco control and mental health will explore some of the complex issues surrounding this problem, and outline some of the barriers to the full integration of tobacco control into mental health systems. Click here for more details, and to register to attend on-site or by webcast.
Webinar: No Smoking, Child on Site! New Smoke-free Policies to Protect Kids
June 5, 2012 at 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time
The scientific debate about the risks of secondhand smoke ended years ago. Unfortunately, in many foster homes, passenger vehicles, child care settings, and playground areas across the U.S., infants and children continue to be exposed to the toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke. This webinar conducted by the Public Health Law Center will provide an overview of policy considerations for those interested in providing safe smoke-free environments for children in these settings. For more information about this webinar, and other upcoming webinars in our Public Health Policy Change series, click here.
Webinar: Advancing Tobacco Cessation Policy: Stories from the States
June 13, 2012 at 2:00-3:15pm Eastern Time
Save the date for a webinar hosted by Partnership for Prevention and featuring three ActionToQuit grantees from Florida, New York State, and Virginia who will discuss their tobacco cessation policy activities of the tobacco past two years. Florida will focus in part on work with employers, New York State with insurers, and Virginia with the behavioral health community. All are welcome to participate, and further information about registration will be provided soon.
National Association of Local Boards of Health Conference: Celebrating Achievements, Shaping the Future
August 8-10, 2012
Registration is now open for the 20th National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) Annual Conference! The 2012 conference is designed to provide attendees with information about past public health achievements, current public health priorities, and the role of governance in shaping the future of public health. The conference will include workshops, breakout sessions, unique educational tours, conversations with CDC officials, keynote presentations by national public health leaders, social and networking events, and more. Click here for more details about the conference, and to register.
NCTOH ancillary meeting: A Winning Hand for Smokefree Casinos
August 13, 2012
Kansas City, MO
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation is hosting an ancillary session for Smokefree Casinos at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health on August 13, 2012 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CT. The day will be packed full of useful ideas for advancing the smoke-free casino movement. Hear from colleagues about smoke-free gaming outreach and strategies, including how to survey players clubs and work with casino management, plus learn how one community generated 1,000 testimonials in support of smoke-free casinos. Space is limited for this free event. For more information and RSVP details, contact Char Day.
NAQC Conference 2012: Quitline Innovation and Sustainability: Exploring Strategies and Seizing Opportunities in Challenging Times
August 13-14, 2012
Kansas City, MO
The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) Conference 2012, Quitline Innovation And Sustainability: Exploring Strategies and Seizing Opportunities in Challenging Times, will be the only international conference to focus solely on building the capacity of the quitline community to improve the availability and quality of its services while responding to these mounting challenges and opportunities. The conference will take place as an official ancillary meeting to the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). To learn more about the conference, click here, or register online here.
8th annual National LGBTQ Health Equity Summit - Bridging the Gap: Promising Practices in LGBT Health and Tobacco Control
August 14, 2012
Kansas City, MO
As an official ancillary meeting to the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, the LGBTQ Health Equity Summit will address promising practices in both LGBT health and tobacco control. The goal of this event is to give participants tools and strategies to strengthen and advance their movements in their own communities. A broad group of individuals from all areas of health equity, LGBT advocacy, and tobacco control are expected to attend, including seasoned and emerging leaders, community activists, Federal and state health department employees, and policymakers. Click here for more details about the summit.
2012 National Conference on Tobacco or Health
August 15-17, 2012
Kansas City, MO
The purpose of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) is to help improve and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities in the United States. Click here to view the conference website, or to register. Information about ancillary meetings is now available, and detailed information about the conference program will be posted soon. Click here to sign up to receive conference updates by email.
American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting
October 27-31, 2012
San Francisco, CA
The American Public Health Association's 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition will focus on Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span and offer public health professionals countless opportunities from networking to continuing education and much more. Registration and housing will open on June 1. Click here for details about registration.
National Summit on Smokeless & Spit Tobacco
August 6-8, 2013
The 7th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco is designed especially for professionals and advocates working in the field of smokeless tobacco use prevention and cessation. The conference is dedicated to addressing the health and social issues attributed to smokeless and spit tobacco use. Click here to learn more, and save the date!
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