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DHS news release

Feb. 21, 2007

General contact: Bonnie Widerburg, 971-673-1282
Program contact: Karen Girard, 971-673-1046

Meeting notice: tobacco reduction advisory committee


What: Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee meeting.

When: Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Suite 710, Portland State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon Street,

8 a.m.: Welcome, introductions, review TRAC membership and responsibilities.
8:45 a.m.: Tobacco legislative review.
9:15 a.m.: Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs, as recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
10:00 a.m.: Tobacco prevention program proposal for future program activities.
10:45 a.m.: TRAC recommendations.
11:30 a.m.: Wrap-up and next steps.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations should call Karen Girard at the DHS Public Health Division, 971-673-1046.

The Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee is appointed by the Governor and advises the Oregon Department of Human Services on the development and implementation of the tobacco prevention and education program.