10th Striking Out Tobacco in Arkansas Conference

The 10th Striking Out Tobacco in Arkansas Conference Celebrated a Decade of Challenging the Tobacco Industry!

Summary: More than 130 advocates from all over the state gathered on September 13 to celebrate the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas’ 10th Annual Striking Out Tobacco in Arkansas conference. Some of the nation’s most distinguished tobacco control experts provided perspectives on issues regarding nicotine addiction, secondhand smoke, tobacco use among minority populations, and the importance of smoke-free environments. The experts included Dr. Stanton Glantz, Dr. Greg Connolly, Dr. Bruce Christiansen, Dr. Jeanette Noltenius, and Linda Cullers.

Conference Purpose:  Bring together individuals & organizations whose primary purpose is to promote tobacco prevention, education and cessation efforts in Arkansas; Provide an opportunity for individuals & organizations to network and share information; Educate conference participants on the past, present and future status of tobacco control  efforts; Recognize outstanding achievements in the name of tobacco prevention and education in Arkansas; and, Present new trends and success stories in tobacco control at the national, state and local level

Conference Speakers:

Stanton Glantz, PhD, Director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Glantz’ Presentation: Social Acceptability Denormalizing Tobacco

Gregory N. Connolly, DMD, MPH, Director for the Center for Global Tobacco Control, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Connolly’s Presentation: Public Health Impact of Tobacco Product Innovation

Bruce Christiansen, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Christiansen’s Presentation: Tobacco Use by Those With Significant Mental Illness

Jeanette Noltenius, MA., PhD, National Director, National Latino Tobacco Control Network, Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.

Dr. Noltenius’ Presentation: Tobacco Control Building Bridges With Chronic Disease for MPOWERED Change

Linda Cullers, Senior Director of Health Promotions, American Lung Association, Plain-Gulf Region

Ms. Cullers’ Presentation: Disparity in Lung Health