Counter Tools is partnering with The Center for Black Health & Equity and ChangeLab Solutions to discuss how local and state partners can advance equitable enforcement practices in commercial tobacco control. 

Join us on Tuesday, February 9, at 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT to learn how to apply equitable enforcement strategies to your work. Register here for the webinar. Advance registration is required.

Not all populations are equally protected by laws, policies, and resources intended to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related harm. Due to tobacco companies’ pernicious targeting, many underserved communities—communities of color, low-income communities, and LGBTQ+ communities, among others—are exposed to more point-of-sale advertising, live in places with a greater concentration of retailers that sell tobacco products, and report a higher prevalence of tobacco use. Just as these disparities in tobacco advertising, access, and use persist, so do disparities in the enforcement of commercial tobacco control laws and policies.

This webinar will:

  • Contextualize the role of commercial tobacco control in efforts to advance health and racial equity
  • Explain the concept of equitable enforcement, why it matters, and how public health practitioners can support equitable enforcement practices
  • Introduce a joint statement from a consortium of public health organizations that sets forth values and recommendations for the equitable enforcement of commercial tobacco control laws and policies
  • Provide a real-world case study on applying equitable enforcement practices
  • Offer additional guidance and resources on elevating health equity and racial justice in implementation and enforcement of commercial tobacco control laws and policies

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern time (11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific time). Register now.


PS: After registering for the webinar, reserve your spot for the 2021 State of Black Health Biennial Conference, hosted by The Center for Black Health & Equity on March 2-3, 2021. This national event virtually convenes public health professionals and community advocates concerned with achieving health equity for African Americans.