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Tribal Tobacco Control and the Law

posted on Thu, Sep 24 2015 11:05 am by The Network for Public Health Law

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET). View/download the slides.

Tribes have the inherent authority to undertake measures to promote public health in the manner most appropriate for their communities, which can include both program and policy interventions. Legal interventions have proven to be one effective means for tobacco control. This webinar highlights the difference between traditional and commercial tobacco use and outlines the public health impact of commercial tobacco use on American Indian and Alaska Native populations. It also discusses the legal framework for tobacco taxing and control and well as an overview of effective commercial tobacco control laws


  • Isaiah Brokenleg, Program Director and Epidemiologist, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
  • Mike Freiberg, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center


  • Aila Hoss, Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, CDC


This is the second in a three-part webinar series on Tribal health, co-sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network.