The Tobacco Industry: Behind the Smoke and Mirrors

|The Tobacco Industry: Behind the Smoke and Mirrors
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Ryan Coffman

Philly Works, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

This talk focuses on the tobacco industry’s extensive prior and current history of deception and manipulation to promulgate the tobacco epidemic domestically and globally and will reference real internal industry quotes secured by litigation and actual campaigns the industry has launched to targeting vulnerable populations. This presentation will expose the source of the tobacco epidemic and pandemic.

Ryan Coffman, MPH, CHES, CTTS-M is the Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.  In this role, he seeks to reduce adult and youth tobacco use of smoking throughout the city using policy, systems, and environmental strategies. Such as preventing youth tobacco use, helping tobacco users quit, mass media campaigns, and clean indoor and outdoor air laws.