By UCSF.edu | February 4, 2013
The UCSF Center for Tobacco Control, Research and Education will host “It’s About A Billion Lives,” on Friday, Feb. 8. The annual event, which is open to the public, celebrates tobacco research and education efforts at the University.
Cheryl Healton, DrPH, president of the American Legacy Foundation, is the keynote speaker who will talk about “Tobacco Control: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead.” The American Legacy Foundation, which is dedicated to evidence-based public health strategies that work, was established in March 1998 as a result of the Master Settlement Agreement between a coalition of attorneys general in 46 states and five United States territories and the tobacco industry. It is funded primarily by payments designated by the settlement.
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, will deliver closing remarks.
Other topics and speakers at the Feb. 8 symposium are as follows: