TUCSON PUBLIC HEALTH DISCUSSION ON FEB 21

Is Arizona ready for smoke-free indoor workplaces/public places for all?

TUCSON PUBLIC HEALTH DISCUSSION ON FEB 21
Is Arizona ready for smoke-free indoor workplaces/public places for all?

PLACE: La Frontera Center, Inc., 502 W. 29th St.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to noon

COSPONSORS: University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health,
Arizonans Concerned About Smoking

MODERATOR: Joel S. Meister, PhD, Professor, Public Health, University of Arizona

  • Tobacco Research Findings: Ron Watson, PhD, University of Arizona
  • Progress thus far in clearing the air in Arizona communities: Christopher Alvillar, policy manager, Arizona Clearing the Air (ACTA)
  • Recent voter public opinion poll results: Do Arizona voters care about tobacco smoke hazards? Troy Corder, principal, Critical Public Relations, Phoenix.
  • The smoke-free indoor workplace vision for Arizona. The role of the Legislature HB2629, Linda Lopez, representative, Tucson District 29.
  • Report on the passing of smoke-free Massachusetts law: Al Winder, PhD, MPH, adjunct professor, Boston University School of Public Health.
  • Is good health protection and good business compatible? Gary Richardson, former Arizona state senator, Tempe, former president, Tempe Chamber of Commerce.

Discussion Panel: Venicio Alvarez, mayor, Guadalupe, (The first community in Arizona to pass an ordinance which included smoke-free bars); Merrill Eisenberg, professor, public health, University of Arizona; representatives from Tucson, public health community, elected officials, and Native American Tribal communities*, Southern Arizona, invited.


Questions from audience for participants.
Summary comments from the moderator.

*Native American Hospitals, through the Indian Health Service (IHS), have been recognized by the Surgeon General and WHO as the first system-wide smoke-free hospital system in the world. For agenda questions, contact: Leland L. Fairbanks, MD, IHS Family Physician, retired, president Arizonans Concerned About Smoking, 480-733-5864, Fax 480-733-5864, email acasinc@aol.com