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Webinar - Health-related effects of government tobacco control policies: What's the evidence?

Jan 13, 2016

Webinar - Health-related effects of government tobacco control policies: What's the evidence?

Webinar - Health-related effects of government tobacco control policies: What's the evidence?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:00 pm 
Atlantic Standard Time (Halifax, GMT-04:00)

Health Evidence will be hosting a 90 minute webinar examining the effectiveness of government tobacco control policies promoted by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on health-related outcomes. 

Steven J. Hoffman, Director of Global Strategy Lab and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and Charlie Tan, MD Candidate, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, will be leading the session and will present findings from their latest BMC Public Health review: 

Hoffman SJ, & Tan C. (2015). Overview of systematic reviews on the health-related effects of government tobacco control policies.BMC Public Health15(744). 

The global tobacco epidemic is a major public health problem that continues to deepen, with nearly 1 billion smokers worldwide in 2012. Government interventions are critical to addressing the global tobacco epidemic as it is the leading cause of preventable death, resulting in approximately 6 million unnecessary deaths per year. This review examines the effectiveness of government tobacco control policies promoted by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), supporting the implementation of this international treaty on the tenth anniversary of it entering into force. This webinar will highlight factors that contribute to the effectiveness of government tobacco control policies as well as implications for practice.

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