Applying Lessons Learned from the Master Settlement Agreement with Big Tobacco to Other Industries
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)
72 East Concord Street
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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Prior to this appointment, Healton served as president and chief executive officer of Legacy, the leading national foundation dedicated to tobacco control. During her tenure with the foundation, she guided the highly acclaimed, national youth tobacco prevention counter-marketing campaign, truth®, which has been credited in part with reducing youth smoking prevalence to near record lows.
Prior to joining Legacy, Healton held numerous roles at Columbia University, including chairman of sociomedical sciences and associate dean of the Mailman School of Public Health. She has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and special reports.
Healton holds a DrPH is sociomedical sciences (with distinction) from Columbia University’s School of Public Health and an MPA in health policy and planning from New York University .