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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Minnesota Tobacco Control Conference

The Minnesota Department of Health and the American Lung Association are sponsoring a two day conference at the Earle Browne Center in Brooklyn Center. The meeting is free but there is limited space available. Register now for an excellent meeting.

Shifting into High Gear: The Next Decade of Tobacco Control

December 6 – 7, 2010 – Registration Now Open

It’s time to register for Minnesota ’s statewide tobacco prevention and control conference, to be held December 6 -7 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center . The conference is open to all who are interested in working to reduce the harm caused by commercial tobacco use in our state. Registration for the conference is free, but space is limited.

This conference features top-notch speakers – national, state and local leaders – who will provide the most up-to-date information on strategies designed to reduce the toll tobacco takes on Minnesotans. The speakers will also share practical ideas and tools you can put into practice in your community. Topics addressed through this conference include what’s new on cessation, secondhand smoke, youth initiation, disparities and legal fronts.

To check out the conference agenda, and to register go to

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