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Tobacco: The Winnable Battle Among America's Armed Forces

Monday, November 7, 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 forces.

Moderated 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 77)
  • 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 Press, 2011)
  • 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

Thursday, November 10, 2011
12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M., ET

1724 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Networking luncheon at 12:00 Noon. Program to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET

The discussion will be available via webcast by clicking here.
For more information, please call 202-341-0324.

To register, please click here.
Please RSVP by Monday, November 7, 2011

No call-in or password necessary.

Source: Legacy

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