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Seminar | The current state of tobacco control in the United States: Lessons for NZ?

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the extremely eminent American physician and epidemiologist, Professor Jonathan Samet.

Join us in Wellington or by webinar.


When? 12.45pm -2pm Thursday 20 July 2017
Where? University of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown
RSVP: please email
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Jonathan will discuss the current state of tobacco control in the US and some key  areas which have particular relevance to NZ and our Smokefree 2025 goal including:

  • the implementation of the US Tobacco Control Act.
  • the reports and analyses of the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee addressing issues such as the use of menthol as a cigarette additive and the effects of altering nicotine content in tobacco products.
  • the work and findings of the Tobacco Regulatory Science Program at the National Institute for Health.
  • the emergence of electronic cigarettes and other products.

ASPIRE2025 is extremely privileged to host Professor Samet in Wellington. We invite all those involved in helping Aotearoa New Zealand achieve a Smokefree 2025 to join us at this seminar.

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Samet, from the University of Southern California is a leading authority on tobacco control, occupational and environmental  epidemiology, and cancer and respiratory research. He has particular  expertise in tobacco product modification through Chairing the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, of the US Food and Drug Administration 2010-2014. He has authored over 350  published journal articles and 180 book chapters and has been a Senior Scientific Editor on numerous landmark US Surgeon General tobacco control reports.


ALL WELCOME. Don’t forget to RSVP to if you are able to join us. A live web-link will be available for this seminar for those unable to be there in person. Please indicate when you RSVP if you would like to be sent connection details.


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