Attend Nov. 14 discussion on tobacco industry practices targeting underserved populations

Panelist to appear at tobacco discussion

Leading up to the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service (TCS) will host the panel discussion, “Social Justice and Tobacco Control: Impact on Underserved Populations,” featuring experts in the field of tobacco treatment, policy, and control.

Registration is now open to all on campus. This event increases community awareness of:

  • Tobacco industry practices that target underserved populations, such as minority groups, the LGBTQ community, low income communities, and others
  • Tobacco-related health disparities in underserved communities
  • What can be done to help reduce inequities

Panelists include:

  • Lincoln Mondy, Progressive Communication Strategist, and Creator, Black Lives/Black Lungs
  • Cliff Douglas, Vice President for Tobacco Control, American Cancer Society (ACS); Director, ACS Tobacco Control Center; Director, U-M Tobacco Research Network; and Adjunct Professor, U-M School of Public Health
  • Kate Donaldson, Health Educator/Public Information Officer, District Heath Department #10
  • Lilianna Reyes, Program Services Director, Affirmations

Who Should Attend: Professionals and students interested in healthcare and social justice and anyone interested in learning more about how the tobacco industry targets marginalized populations.

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, starting at 5 p.m.

Location: U-M School of Public Health, M1020 SPH II

Event Agenda:  

Doors open: 4:30 p.m.

Panel discussion: 5 p.m.

Reception: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Registration: MHealthy is pleased to offer this event at no charge, however, registration is required. Register now!

Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society recognizes every third Thursday of November as the Great American Smokeout. In support of helping smokers use this day to make a plan to quit smoking, TCS offers a number of services and resources to the university community leading up to the day, including “virtual” quit kits, free one-on-one counseling, and brief presentations to work units. Learn more.