Tobacco: The Winnable Battle Among America's Armed Forces
Monday, November 07, 2011
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
With smoking prevalence
among our servicemen and women estimated at 31% -- far exceeding the current
national average of 19.3% -- working to decrease these rates is critical. And as
the U.S. Department of Defense now moves to implement comprehensive smoking
cessation programs under TRICARE, this issue is at a crucial and timely
juncture. Saving the lives of our young people and service members is vital, as
tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death in this nation.
In honor of Veterans'
Day, Legacy is hosting a thought-leader discussion focused on smoking in the
military and how curtailing tobacco use among military families stands to
dramatically improve health, save lives and money in the armed
by Cheryl G.
Healton, DrPH,President and
CEO of Legacy®.
- Stuart Bondurant,
PhD, Chair, Institute of Medicine's
Committee on Smoking Cessation in the Military and Veteran Populations and
Former Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine, University
of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- Colleen Haydon,
MSW, MPH, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine
Influence From Our Respected Military) where she builds military-civilian public
health partnerships around the nation
- Lee Mandel, MD,
MPH, Physician with the United States
Navy currently assigned as Command Flight Surgeon, Naval Safety Center. Captain
Mandel's previous assignments include tours as Senior Medical Officer aboard
three U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, most recently the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN
- Robert N. Proctor,
PhD, Professor of the History of
Science, Stanford University and author of Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette
Castastrophe and the Case for Abolition (University
- William Winkenwerder Jr., MD,
MBA, Chairman and CEO,The Winkenwerder
Company, LLC. - Servingas Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in
the U.S. Department of Defense from October 2001 through April 2007, Dr.
Winkenwerder led the Military Health System and was the principal medical
advisor to the Secretaryof Defense
12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M.,
at 12:00 Noon. Program to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET
The discussion will be
available via webcast by clicking
For more information, please call
please click here.
Please RSVP by Monday, November 7,
call-in or password necessary.