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Seminar | The current state of tobacco control in the United States: Lessons for NZ?

Also available to view live via the internet. Please RSVP for connection details

This seminar is hosted by the ASPIRE2025 research group. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the extremely eminent American physician and epidemiologist, Professor Jonathan Samet.


Jonathan will discuss the current state of tobacco control in the US and some key areas which have particular relevance to NZ and our Smokefree 2025 goal including:

  • the implementation of the US Tobacco Control Act
  • the reports and analyses of the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee addressing issues such as the use of menthol as a cigarette additive and the effects of altering nicotine content in tobacco products
  • the work and findings of the Tobacco Regulatory Science Program at the National Institute for Health
  • the emergence of electronic cigarettes and other products

ASPIRE2025 is extremely privileged to host Professor Samet in Wellington. We invite all those involved in helping Aotearoa New Zealand achieve a Smokefree 2025 to join us at this seminar


Jonathan Samet, from the University of Southern California is a leading authority on tobacco control, occupational and environmental epidemiology, and cancer and respiratory research. He has particular expertise in tobacco product modification through Chairing the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, of the US Food and Drug Administration 2010-2014. He has authored over 350 published journal articles and 180 book chapters and has been a Senior Scientific Editor on numerous landmark US Surgeon General tobacco control reports.

More information on the seminar and ASPIRE2025


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Date Thursday, 20 July 2017
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (UOW)
LocationUniversity of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown | Level D

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