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Experts in Government, Public Health, Public Policy and Science Outline Blueprint for Reducing Death and Disease From Tobacco in the United States
Date:2/24/2009

cer Center by the National Cancer Institute for cancer research, treatment, and education. It is part of the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center. For more information visit or call: www.cancer.umn.edu; 612-624-2620.

The American Legacy Foundation(R) is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Located in Washington, D.C., the foundation develops programs that address the health effects of tobacco use, especially among vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by the toll of tobacco, through grants, technical assistance and training, partnerships, youth activism, and counter-marketing and grassroots marketing campaigns. The Foundation's programs include truth(R), a national youth smoking prevention campaign that has been cited as contributing to significant declines in youth smoking; EX(R), an innovative public health program designed to speak to smokers in their own language and change the way they approach quitting; research initiatives exploring the causes, consequences and approaches to reducing tobacco use; and a nationally-renowned program of outreach to priority populations. The American Legacy Foundation was created as a result of the November 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) reached between attorneys general from 46 states, five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry. Visit http://www.americanlegacy.org.

    Strategic Dialogue on Tobacco Harm Reduction Participants*

    Cathy Backinger, Ph.D., M.P.H., National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
    Neal Benowitz, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA
    Lois Biener, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
    David Burns, M.D., Un
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