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Tobacco Free Champions Webinar - E-cigarettes: Navigating the Minefield

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:00 - 13:00
Webinar
About this Event:

Presenter: Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy, Non-Smokers' Rights Association

Melodie Tilson has been the Director of Policy with the Non-Smokers' Rights Association since 2007. Her responsibilities include monitoring, analyzing, and providing strategic responses to current and emerging issues. Melodie began her career in tobacco control more than two decades ago as Director of Public Issues with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Since then, she has worked on most tobacco policy issues and played a lead role in successful campaigns for world-precedent-setting tobacco package warnings, for federal tobacco tax increases, for provincial retail display bans, and for legislation mandating smoke-free public places and workplaces, to name a few. Over the past three years, Melodie has devoted much of her time to the e-cigarette issue-understanding their potential impact, both good and bad, on progress in reducing tobacco use and providing leadership on the issue to the Canadian health community. Melodie has been a plenary speaker at international and national conferences. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Framework Convention Alliance, a group of over 450 organizations from around the world that advocate for the ratification and effective implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first global public health treaty. Melodie holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Western University.

Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD