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Perspectives on Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue

  • Event Details

    When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -

    11:30am to 1:30pm

    Where: Newseum, Knight Conference Center 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

    Event Summary

    Join the Truth Initiative for a panel discussion, It’s Not a Coincidence, It’s Profiling: Perspectives on Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue.

    You'll hear personal and professional perspectives on the problem of tobacco use and be a part of a discussion about what can be done to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities for all populations.


    • Congresswoman Dr. Alma S. Adams, North Carolina - District 12
    • David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health
    • Dr. Marjorie Innocent, Senior Director of Health Programs, NAACP
    • Ellen Kahn, Director of the Children, Youth & Families Program, Human Rights Campaign
    • Donald R. Reed, Jr., West Virginia University Faculty Member, Tobacco Treatment Specialist
    • Dr. Jill M. Williams, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Tobacco is not an equal opportunity killer. For decades, millions of Americans have been disproportionately affected by tobacco use, and it's not a coincidence. African Americans, those in low-income neighborhoods, LGBTQ communities, and individuals with mental illness have been the target of profiling by the tobacco industry. The truth #StopProfiling campaign shines a light on how even today tobacco industry marketing singles out these communities.


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