Smoking on the Margins?

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The BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health invites you to a CIHR Café Scientifique: 

Smoking on the Margins? Effects of Outdoor Smoke-Free Bylaws in BC
Monday, March 4, 2013
5:00-7:00pm
Take Five Café
62 West Cordova Street (at Abbott)
Vancouver, BC 
Please RSVP: wrice@cw.bc.ca

A smoke-bylaw law was introduced restricting smoking at Vancouver's parks and beaches in 2010. Some of the benefits of such policies are to protect people from secondhand smoke exposure, provide positive role modeling for children and protect the environment. What are the potential inequitable consequences of outdoor smoke-free policies? How can they affect vulnerable populations? What are the social justice and equity issues that have not been addressed?

You are invited to come and explore these concerns with the panel and engage in a dialogue about the research and work that is being done in this field. Find out about possible future tobacco control policies and how such policies might be implemented with equity considerations in mind. 

Panel:
Dr Joan Bottorff, Professor, School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan 
Dr Milan Khara, Clinical Director, Tobacco Dependence Clinic, VCH Addictions Services
Dr Chizimuzo Okoli, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky
Ms Ann Pederson, Director, BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health

Moderator: 
Jack Boomer, Director, Clean Air Coalition, BC

To download the event flyer visit BCCEWH’s website.