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Warner Series: It’s Not a Coincidence, It’s Profiling: Perspectives on Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue
April 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Tobacco is not an equal opportunity killer. For decades, millions of Americans have been disproportionately affected by tobacco use, and it’s not a coincidence. Join the Truth Initiative for a live panel discussion where you’ll learn what can be done to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities for all populations.
African Americans, those in low-income neighborhoods, LGBTQ communities and individuals with mental illness have been the target of profiling by the tobacco industry. The Truth Initiative’s #StopProfiling campaign shines a light on how even today tobacco industry marketing singles out these communities.
Join the Truth Initiative as Jayne O’Donnell from USA Today moderates a panel discussion, It’s Not a Coincidence, It’s Profiling: Perspectives on Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue. You’ll hear personal and professional perspectives on the problem of tobacco use and be a part of a discussion about what can be done to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities for all populations.
- Congresswoman Dr. Alma S. Adams, North Carolina – District 12
- David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies, and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health
- Dr. Marjorie Innocent, Senior Director of Health Programs, NAACP
- Ellen Kahn, Director of the Children, Youth & Families Program, Human Rights Campaign
- Donald R. Reed, Jr., West Virginia University Faculty Member, Tobacco Treatment Specialist
- Dr. Jill M. Williams, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School