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February 22 Webinar on Tobacco Regulations

Local and state public health practitioners can learn about the local implications of federal tobacco regulations at a Webinar Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

February 12, 2011

Local and state public health practitioners can learn about the local implications of  federal tobacco regulations at a Webinar Tuesday, February 22, 2011. The seminar, part of our Hot Topics in Preparedness (or HTIP) series, will begin at noon Pacific time.

The presenter, Sarah Ross-Viles, MPH, manages the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) tobacco prevention grant for Public Health - Seattle & King County. She previously managed projects to help affordable housing providers adopt smoke-free policies and help King County develop its Smoking in Public Places code.

Cigarette smoking contributes to 1 out of every 5 deaths annually in the United States. In 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products. Ross-Viles will discuss current tobacco regulation, including the 2009 Act and how Public Health - Seattle & King County is responding. She will describe opportunities at the local level for complementing these regulations.

Registration is coordinated through our partner organizations in the Northwest.

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