Webinar: Staying Vigilant – Keeping Our Eyes on Tobacco Preemption

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Webinar: Staying Vigilant – Keeping Our Eyes on Tobacco Preemption

Please join us for an important webinar on Friday, January 25th for information and discussion on how the tobacco control movement can fight back against the growing threat of preemption. More details and registration link are below.

As the 2019 legislative sessions get underway, the tobacco control movement is once again facing a growing threat from state laws that preempt local action on tobacco control policies. Last year the tobacco industry successfully inserted last-minute preemption clauses in must-pass bills in Hawaii and Pennsylvania. This year we are already hearing about preemption legislation in numerous states, including Georgia and Texas. It is critical for the tobacco control community to be more vigilant than ever, and to proactively and forcefully fight against preemption.

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • A short history and recent examples of tobacco policy preemption
  • The larger issue of preemption beyond tobacco control and other policy issues threatened by preempton
  • Results of recent preemption polling and messaging research
  • Specific actions you can take
  • Other resources to help you in this fight

There will also be time for discussion and Q & A.

This webinar is sponsored by the American Heart Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, and the Local Solutions Support Center.

Please register using the link below.

Details and registration link:

Webinar title: Staying Vigilant – Keeping Our Eyes on Tobacco Preemption

Date and Time: Friday, January 25th 2:30-4:00 eastern, 1:30-3:00 central

Registration Link: https://heart.webex.com/heart/onstage/g.php?MTID=e299fb258a2ea2c0816412decd6ceb153