Tobacco Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development

October 24, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

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Please join the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) for a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 3-4 p.m. EDT, as we discuss why tobacco exposure during pregnancy is an ongoing problem in the United States that can lead to detrimental effects on the fetus and early brain development. This webinar aims to educate state health department staff in the areas of tobacco cessation and early brain development. Webinar speakers will discuss the science behind prenatal and early tobacco exposure and the impact on early brain development. State speakers will share experiences implementing successful tobacco cessation and smoking reduction programs within the MCH population.


  • Andrew Jaffe, PhD, Lead Investigator, Lieber Institute for Brain Development
  • Glenn Czarnecki, MPA, Regional Director, Southeast Region of the Tennessee Department of Health
  • Lesa Dixon-Gray, MSW, MPH, Women’s Health Systems Coordinator, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Maternal and Child Health Section, Oregon Public Health Division
  • Amber Miller, BSN, RN, Nursing Programs Manager, Yamhill County Public Health

Visit the Tobacco Exposure and Impacts on Early Brain Development webinar registration page for more information.

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