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Public Health Law Center / Tobacco Control Legal Consortium Webinars

The Public Health Law Center's series of webinars for the public health community covers significant and timely topics in public health law and policy. Our presenters include experts in areas such as tobacco control, healthy eating, active living and other obesity prevention work, worksite wellness, and general public health policy development. Each webinar provides specific objectives and substantive resources applicable to public health practitioners, lawyers, advocates and community leaders. The Public Health Law Center, home of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, partners with many national health organizations to co-sponsor and contribute to these webinars. 

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Featured Webinar

Taking On Tobacco Industry Pollution

Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 
12:00pm

Every stage of the commercial tobacco lifecycle affects human health, ecosystems, and the global climate. These impacts begin with the cultivation and processing of tobacco plants and extend through product disposal. Around the world, massive amounts of forest are removed to make way for tobacco farmland and to provide wood for tobacco curing. Commercial tobacco agriculture degrades soil, exposes workers to hazardous pesticides and nicotine poisoning, and contributes to food insecurity. Cigarette butts spread toxic substances and pollution into waterways.