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Global Tobacco Control: Lessons for the U.S. (2013)

Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What can the U.S. public health community learn from the tobacco control experiences of other countries?  This 90-minute webinar will give an overview of key recent tobacco control accomplishments around the world, highlight the importance of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and cover the latest progress in implementing articles of the international tobacco treaty, as well as several recent legal challenges, including trade disputes.  Speakers will discuss examples of best practices, provide tools and resources for tracking global tobacco litigation and legislation, and present a case study highlighting Brazil's recent experiences in prohibiting flavoring additives, including menthol, in tobacco products.

Speakers:  Chris Bostic, Deputy Director for Policy at Action on Smoking and Health; Monique Muggli, Legal Advisor, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; and Paula Johns, Executive Director, Alliance for the Control of Tobacco Use, Brazil.  Moderator:  Doug Blanke, Executive Director, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

Download the PowerPoint slides here.