The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy (LRC) hosted the 2017 Maryland Tobacco Control Conference, bringing together local, state and national experts to discuss the state of tobacco control and what lies ahead.

May 11, 2017
Sheraton Baltimore North

Conference Agenda

Conference Purpose

Presenters and attendees discussed best practices and policies to reduce tobacco use and health disparities, covering a wide-range of topics, including: tobacco prevention and cessation, law and policy, enforcement, smoke-free environments, and research. Dr. Boris Lushniak, former U.S. Surgeon General and current Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health provided the key note address.


State and local health officials; public health, health care, academic and research professionals; policy makers; tobacco coalition members; law and code enforcement officers; faith- and community-based organization members; and other stakeholders interested in:

  • Discussing and learning about current tobacco control and prevention efforts in Maryland
  • Collaborating to reduce tobacco-related health inequities/disparities
  • Learning practical ways to improve tobacco control programs and activities
  • Exchanging ideas and tips to sustain long-term efforts

The Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy awarded up to 4 entry-level CECH for conference attendance. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Griest at

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