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Brainstorming

SC Tobacco Free Partners was created for tobacco prevention and control stakeholders throughout the state to engage in monthly discussions.
Roundtable meetings are held virtually at 10:00am on the 4th Friday of the month (except April, November, and December) with different speakers and topics each month. Registration is required.

Our next meeting is Friday, July 26, 2024 at 10:00am.

Speaker: Jacob Delbridge, Project Director, Counter Tools

Topic: "New Oral Nicotine Products: Both Emerging Issues and Continuing Public Health Concerns"

Register by clicking here

SC Tobacco Partners Roundtable Recordings All meetings are recorded. We share those videos on the Smokefree SC YouTube page as well as embedding them here. If the video topic is underlined, you can click on that link to access a PDF of the presentation slides.

TOPIC: 2024 SC Legislative Session Update​   

Beth Johnson, Government Relations Director

ACS CAN

May 24, 2024

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TOPIC: Targeted Marketing and Deliberate Design: The Tobacco Industry and Gen-Z

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Ben Vasquez, Managing Director

YMC: Youth Marketing Connection

March 22, 2024

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TOPIC: Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action

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Nicolas Suarez

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

February 23, 2024

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TOPIC: 2024 - Legislative Priorities and Agenda Setting

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Smokefree SC, SC DHEC Department of Tobacco Prevention and Control, and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

February 2, 2024 (Our January meeting had to be pushed back a week because of scheduling conflicts with speakers)

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TOPIC: Targeted Marketing and Dangerous Advertising by E-Cigarette Manufacturers

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Minji Kim, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

October 27, 2023

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TOPIC: Reveal and Discussion of the 2022 South Carolina Adult Tobacco Survey Results

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Sharon Biggers, MPH, CHES, Director, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control

September 29, 2023

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TOPIC: FDA Grant Funded Studies at MUSC: Do Flavors Help Adult Smokers Switch From Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes? & The Impact Of A Menthol Cigarette Ban In SC

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Dr. Tracy Smith, Assistant Professor, Addiction Sciences Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Center for Research Evaluating Smoking and Tobacco

Medical University of South Carolina

August 25, 2023

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TOPIC: Efforts, Policies, and Partnerships in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Kim Bayha and Irini McCarthy

Tobacco Prevention Supervisor and Coordinator

Mecklenburg County Public Health

June 23, 2023

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TOPIC: Tobacco Free York County Coalition Updates

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Dr. Dave Keely

Coalition Chair

Tobacco Free York County Coalition

April 28, 2023

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TOPIC: Take Down Tobacco's "National Day of Action"

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Nicolas Suarez

Program Associate, Youth Advocacy

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

March 24, 2023

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TOPIC: Community Based Tobacco Disparities (CBTD) Program

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ReAuta Scott

Community Based Tobacco Disparities Coordinator

SC DHEC, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control

February 24, 2023

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TOPIC: Smokefree SC's Past, Present, Future,

and You

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Barbara Derrick and Terra Bell
Executive Director and Community Engagement Coordinator, Smokefree SC

January 27, 2023

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TOPIC: Changing Policies and Conversations in Commercial Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention in South Carolina

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Sara Bartel
Senior Attorney and Project Manager, Office of Smoking and Health, ChangeLab Solutions

November 18, 2022

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TOPIC: SC CAN Quit: History, Purpose, and Success

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Nancy Cheney
SC CAN Quit, Smokefree SC

October 28, 2022

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TOPIC: SC DHEC Youth Focused Campaigns for Vape Prevention and Cessation Created by Rescue

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Allie Rubinoff and Allyson Cavaliere
Rescue

August 26, 2022

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TOPIC: Reveal and Discussion of the 2021 Youth Tobacco Survey Results

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Jaron King
Surveillance Controller, SC DHEC

July 29, 2022

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TOPIC: Tobacco Free York County Coalition history, advocacy work, and strategy for leading TRL in South Carolina.

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Dr. Dave Keely
Coalition Founder,  TFYCC

June 24, 2022

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TOPIC: Point of Sale and Signage Ordinance in Charleston​   

Hyacinthi Mwangu
Smoke Free Lowcountry Coalition

April 22, 2022

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TOPIC: Using the Community Development Model to Strengthen Local Advocacy Efforts

Shayla Compton, MPH

Tobacco Nation Program Manager, Center for Black Health & Equity

March 25, 2022

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TOPIC: Lessons from the Field: Messaging to Lay the Groundwork for Local Policy Change

Onjewel Smith

Southern States Strategist, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights

February 25, 2022

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TOPIC: SC DHEC, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control's Priority Initiatives for 2020-2025

Sharon Biggers, MPH, CHES

Director, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control, SC DHEC

January 28, 2022

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