A Tobacco Control Symposium will be hosted by the Lung Association of NS and Smoke-Free NS and will take place on September 28th, 2018 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Dartmouth, NS.

Plenary speakers are Dr. David Hammond PhD, a Professor and CIHR Applied Chair in Public Health in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo and Dr. Peter Selby, the Chief of Medicine in Psychiatry Division, Deputy Physician-in-Chief of Education, and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

They state:
“The symposium is about taking leadership to advance tobacco control in the province. This initiative is needed because of the high smoking prevalence rates in Nova Scotia. Further, the tobacco endgame momentum to achieve “5 by 35”, referring to smoking rates of 5% by 2035, requires concerted effort. The focus of the symposium will be on three key themes: Endgame strategies, evidence- based tobacco cessation, and emerging topics in tobacco control. Join us this year in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for the Tobacco Control Symposium in September 28, 2018. The symposium is for mental health and addictions personnel with a primary or partial responsibility to deliver nicotine cessation treatment. Public health and policy managers, respiratory therapists, and other health professionals working in tobacco control will also be invited.”

Visit the link to the website for the symposium:

https://ns.lung.ca/our-programs/tobacco-control-symposium