Congratulations to the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Health Law faculty on their accomplishments.
Date range: March 1, 2019– March 31, 2019
MEDIA: 2/8/2019 Quoted in story regarding San Francisco’s sugary drink’s law
Doug Blanke of the Public Health Law Center was quoted in the story “Health advocates worry about surprise court opinion on SF’s sugary drinks law” in the San Francisco Chronicle. The Public Health Law Center had filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and seven other health organizations.
MEDIA: 2/17/2019 Quoted in article about the Big Tobacco litigation and lack of money from them
Doug Blanke, of the Public Health Law Center, was quoted in the story “Minnesota asks Big Tobacco firms: Where’s the money?” in the Star Tribune. Blanke was part of the team involved in the State’s litigation in the 1990s.
PRESENTATION: 2/22/2019 “Best Practices Presentation”
Mike Freiberg, of the Public Health Law Center, was the keynote speaker at the Tobacco-Free Workplace Summit organized by the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Tobacco-Free Workgroup, in Miami, Florida.
MEDIA: 2/5/2019 quoted in ardicle on vape safety gaps
Desmond Jenson, of the Public Health Law Center, was quoted in the story “Deadly vape explosion highlights safety gaps” in The Verge.
PRESENTATION: 2/5/2019 Presented on a variety of retail policies regarding tobacco.
Joelle Lester, of the Public Health Law Center, took part in an meeting of the Community Advisory Board for ASPiRE (Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment) to explore using science and law to advance tobacco retail practice. Joelle presented on broad types of retail policies, preemption and its impact on effective retail policy, and how local policy fits with federal regulation of tobacco products. The meeting was hosted by Washington University in Saint Louis.
MEDIA: 2/27/2019 Quoted in NJ Spotlight article on e-cigarettes and minors
Joelle Lester, of the Public Health Law Center, was quoted in the story “GOP Lawmakers Seek Ban on ECigarette Possession by Minors” by the NJ Spotlight. https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/02/26/gop-lawmakers-seek-ban-on-e-cigarette- possession-by-minors/
MEDIA: 2/26/2019 Quoted in article on affordable housing efforts
Mary Marrow, of the Public Health Law Center, was quoted in the story “Kansas Restricted The Rules Cities Can Make. That’s Complicated Affordable Housing Efforts” by Kansas News Service.
MEDIA: 2/1/2019 quoted in article about VT’s e-cigarette tax
Mark Meaney, of the Public Health Law Center, was quoted in the story “Vermont House passes 92-percent ecigarette tax” by the Associate Press.
PRESENTATION: 2/7/2019 presented at a National Leadership Forum on e-cigarett regulation
Mark Meaney, of the Public Health Law Center, presented at the CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 29th Annual National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. on the topic “Juul in School Ain’t Cool: Policy Options for Regulating E-Cigarettes.”
PRESENTATION: 2/27/2019 Keynote presentation at the Tobacco 21 in Kansas event
Mark Meaney, of the Public Health Law Center, gave the keynote presentation at Tobacco 21 in Kansas: Local Efforts to Regulate the Age of Smokers and Vapers in Topeka, Kansas. His presentation was titled “Practical and Policy Consideration for T21 Laws.” The Kansas Health Institute sponsored the event.
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PRESENTATION: 2/22/2019 Presentation on “Tribal Sovereignty and Public Health”
Julie Ralston Aoki, of the Public Health Law Center, co-presented with Jackie Dionne, Director of American Indian Health/Tribal Liaison, Minnesota Department of Health, to the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee on the topic of “Tribal Sovereignty and Public Health” at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, MN.
INVITATION: 2/25/2019 Participated in the initial meeting of the Food Guidelines Advisory Group
Julie Ralston Aoki, of the Public Health Law Center, participated in the kick-off meeting for the Food Guidelines Advisory Group for the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, MN.