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NIH holds state-of-the-science conference on tobacco use, June 12-14

WHAT:
An impartial, independent panel will be charged with reviewing the available scientific evidence on prevention, cessation, and control of tobacco use. The panel will issue a statement of its findings on the final day of the conference, and will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14. Convened by the Office of Medical Applications of Research (OMAR) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the NIH, this conference is free and open to the public and the media.

Conference speakers' presentations, open discussions, and the panel's statement will focus on these questions:

1. What are the effective population- and community-based interventions to prevent tobacco use in adolescents and young adults, including among diverse populations?

2. What are the effective strategies for increasing consumer demand for and use of proven individually oriented cessation treatments, including among diverse populations?

3. What are the effective strategies for increasing the implementation of proven population-level tobacco-use cessation strategies, particularly by healthcare systems and communities?

4. What is the effect of smokeless-tobacco-product marketing and use on population harm from tobacco use?

5. What is the effectiveness of prevention and of cessation intervention in populations with co-occurring morbidities and risk behaviors?

6. What research is needed to make the most progress and greatest public health gains nationally and internationally?

WHEN:
Monday, June 12, 2006, 8:30 a.m. -- 6:05 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 8:30 a.m. -- 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 9:00 -- 11:00 a.m.
Press Conference: Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Natcher Conference Center
NIH Main Campus -- Building 45
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Campus visitor information:

Contact: Kelli Marciel
marcielk@od.nih.gov
301-496-4819
NIH/National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention
7-Jun-2006


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