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Tobacco/Vaping Knowledge Exchange Forum

The NL Alliance for the Control of Tobacco will be hosting a:

Tobacco and Vaping Knowledge Exchange Forum

September 11, 2019
MUN Signal Hill Campus, St. John’s, NL

This forum will bring together partners to share knowledge and expertise related to best practice and policies that support healthy living.  This is an amazing opportunity to hear from three of the country’s key leaders in tobacco control as they speak here in our province.

Join us via live-stream.  Click to view once the forum starts on Sept. 11th at 8:30am:

Please feel free to share the live-stream link with anyone you believe may be interested in this important topic.

8:30 – 8:50am
Welcome – Kevin Coady, Executive Director, ACT
Greetings – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Representative

8:50 – 9:10am
Opening Remarks – Scott Antle, Board Chair, ACT
ACT’s Tobacco Reduction Strategy: Every Action Counts: Where are We Now?

9:10 – 9:30am
A Smoker’s Perspective – Gail Myles
Sharing the Challenges and Journey to Quitting Smoking

9:30 – 10:30am
Session 1: Tobacco Addiction: Population and Clinical Approaches to Support Individuals to Quit Smoking
Dr. Peter Selby, Chief, Medicine-in-Psychiatry, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health

10:30 – 10:45am – Networking & Nutrition Break

10:45 – 11:45am 
Session 2: Vaping/E-Cigarettes – Implications for Youth, Adults & Public Health
Dr. David Hammond, Associate Professor, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Applied Chair in Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

11:45am – 12:45pm – Lunch

12:45 – 1:45pm
Session 3: Tobacco Control in Canada: Progress and Opportunities
Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Cancer Society

1:45 – 3:00pm
Session 4: Provincial Initiatives Panel Discussion
Moderated by Tracey Sharpe Smith

Youth Vaping Prevention Public Education and Awareness Campaign
Kevin Coady, ACT

Helping Women Live Smoke-Free
Jackie Penny, Vista Family Resource Center

Integrating Clinical Smoking Cessation Program into Cancer Care’s Ambulatory Oncology Program
Dr. Suzanne Drodge, Radiation Oncologist, Eastern Health

Implementation of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s Model for Smoking Cessation
Lesley Loveys, Eastern Health

3:00 – 3:15pm – Networking Break

3:15 – 4:15pm
Session 4: Provincial Initiatives

MUN School of Pharmacy Clinical Smoking Cessation Program
Dr. Leslie Philips, MUN School of Pharmacy

Smokers’ Helpline CARE Integration at Western Health
Tanya Matthews, Western Health

Online Supports to Quit – KickAsh, Smokers’ Helpline Web App
Mary Lynn Pender, NL Lung Association Smokers’ Helpline

4:15 – 4:30pm – Wrap-Up & Meeting Close
Scott Antle, Board Chair, ACT

More information about the Keynote Speakers:

David Hammond is a Professor and CIHR Applied Chair in Public Health in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.  Professor Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions, including in the areas of tobacco control policy, food and diet, as well as harm reduction and drug policy.  Professor Hammond works closely with governments and NGOs around the world, and has served as an Adviser for the World Health Organization.

Dr. Peter Selby is the Chief of Medicine in Psychiatry Division and a Clinician Scientist at CAMH.  He is a Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.  He is also a Clinician Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Rob Cunningham is a lawyer and senior policy analyst for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Rob’s area of expertise is in tobacco control legislation and policy, including national and international trends in tobacco.  He has involvement with tobacco control issues at the municipal, provincial, national and international levels; participation in negations for the international tobacco treaty and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.


Melissa Moore
Program and Education Coordinator
NL Alliance for the Control of Tobacco
29 Rowan Street
St. John’s, NL
Phone: 709-753-0079

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