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WEBINAR from ChangeLab Solutions: Big Tobacco Tastes Defeat
June 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
On June 5, 2018, San Francisco voters once again stood tall against the tobacco industry, rejecting Big Tobacco’s attempt to overturn the city’s groundbreaking policy prohibiting the sale of all menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. More than 164,000 San Francisco residents joined in sending Big Tobacco a clear message: Stop targeting our kids and underserved communities with your candy- and menthol-flavored poison! The $12 million Big Tobacco spent in opposition to the policy proves that prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol, threatens their ability to lure people into a lifetime of addiction.
Join ChangeLab Solutions on Wednesday (June 20), 10:30-11:30 am PST for a webinar on this success story. Presenters with expertise in flavored tobacco regulation who were involved in San Francisco’s successful fight against Big Tobacco will address the public health and equity implications of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. They’ll discuss how San Francisco enacted their historic policy despite Big Tobacco’s well-funded opposition campaign. They’ll also explore how other California communities can build on this momentum by pursuing their own policies prohibiting the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol.