Community Forum on Emerging Tobacco Products

DPHSS Press Release No.: 2019-101

The Non-Communicable Disease Consortium Tobacco-Control Action Team, in partnership with the Department of Public Health and Social Services, the American Cancer Society, Health Partners LLC, the Guam Medical Society and the Guam Nurses Association, is hosting a Community Forum on Emerging Tobacco Products on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Westin Resort Guam.

The Community Forum is free and open to all interested in learning about emerging tobacco products, such as electronic cigarettes, including the latest evidence, concerns and interventions to save lives and protect our community.

Featured Speakers and Topics Include:

Kate Lannan, Coordinator, Tobacco-Free Initiative, World Health Organization

  • “Emerging Tobacco Products: What are in the Market and in the Production Pipeline?”

Jeffrey Drope, PhD, Scientific Vice President of Economic and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society and Professor in Residence, Global Public Health, Marquette University

  • “Emerging Tobacco Products: What is the evidence of the impact on health, youth usage and addiction?”

Annette M. David, MD, MPH, Internist and Occupational and Environmental Medicine Specialist, Health Partners LLC and Tobacco-Control Consultant, Guam DPHSS Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

  • “Emerging Tobacco Product Use in Guam: What Can We Learn from Global, Regional and National Initiatives for Local Action?”

For Medical Professionals seeking CME, the American Association of Family Physicians has approved three (3) AMA category 1 credits. Three (3) Continuing Education contact hours will be offered to nurses and other allied health providers through the Guam Nurses Association (GNA). The GNA is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. 17152. CE-Fees: GNA Members – FREE, Non-Members – $5/contact hour.

Please register with Ms. Elizabeth Guerrero at elizabeth.guerrero@dphss.guamdev.com.  Seating is limited.

 

LINDA UNPINGCO DENORCEY, MPH

Director

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