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Tobacco use around the world is subject of UI conference
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The health effects, marketing, politics, ethics and
legal aspects of tobacco use and export around the world are the subjects
of an upcoming conference at the University of Iowa.
"Tobacco, Health and Politics: A Global Perspective" will
be held Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6 in the Boyd Law Building, Levitt
The keynote speaker will be William Schultz, deputy director of the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Other speakers include representatives
from the American Medical Women's Association, the Asia-Pacific Association
for the Control of Tobacco, the Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependency Center,
the National Institute of Public Health in the Czech Republic the Minnesota
Association for Non-Smokers and St. Lukes Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.
Topics to be addressed include "Social and Cultural Patterns of
Tobacco Use: An International and Historical Perspective," "Going
Smokeless: Chew, Dip and Pan," "Tobacco, Nicotine and Addiction"
and "Marketing and Promotion to Youth."
The cost to attend the conference is $7.50 for students, $20 (or $7.50
per day) for faculty, staff and the general public, and $30 for physicians
and nurses who are attending for continuing education credit. Registration
forms and a complete schedule are available by calling (319)335-1443.
The conference is sponsored by the UI Global Health Studies Program,
the Center for International and Comparative Studies, the Center for International
Rural and Environmental Health, the Environmental Health Sciences Research
Center, the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of
Dentistry, the Graduate College, Student Health Services, Office for Health
Sciences, and International Programs.