Today is: Tuesday, July 17

PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries

4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
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Speaker: Cheryl Healton, Dean of the College of Global Public Health, New York University

Lecture 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Door open at 4 p.m. Reception to follow.

The landmark 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between 46 state’s attorneys general and the US tobacco industry set in motion an unprecedented decline in tobacco consumption, saving millions of lives and potentially billions of dollars. Putting public health ahead of corporate profit was a hard-fought battle, and lessons from the tobacco wars could have significant value in approaching similar manufacturers—including the pharmaceutical and sugar-sweetened beverage industries—in an effort to dramatically decrease the opioid and obesity crises.


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Notes: This event will be recorded (videotaped, audiotaped, and/or photographed) and the recording may be reproduced and distributed on public-facing websites like YouTube and BUniverse. If you prefer not to appear in the recording, please sit in the area designated. If you have questions about where to sit, please speak to the videographer or photographer.