Tribal Tobacco Control and the Law (2015)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tribes have the inherent authority to undertake measures to promote public health in the manner most appropriate for their communities, which can include both program and policy interventions. Legal interventions have proven to be one effective means for tobacco control. This webinar highlights the difference between traditional and commercial tobacco use and outlines the public health impact of commercial tobacco use on American Indian and Alaska Native populations. It also discusses the legal framework for tobacco taxing and control and well as an overview of effective commercial tobacco control laws. This webinar was presented by the Network for Public Health Law (the 2nd in a 3-part webinar series on Tribal health by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network) and included a presentation by Public Health Law Center Staff Attorney Mike Freiberg.

This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below:

Webinar Slides [PDF]

Isaiah Brokenleg, Program Director and Epidemiologist, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
Mike Freiberg, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center

Aila Hoss, Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, CDC


For current resources, visit our Tribal Commercial Tobacco Control page.