You are invited to the
4th Annual "Clear the Air Conference" 

The 4th Annual Tobacco Free Chattanooga Clear the Air Conference will be Wednesday May 8 at Orchard Knob Baptist Church. 

The purpose of the conference is to promote tobacco free policy and cessation resources; provide up to date information regarding tobacco policy enhancement; and provide education to empower action to change local and state tobacco policies. 

The target audience is community partners and members, health and public health professionals, students, social workers, and those who work on health policy, advocacy, and legislation. 

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Brian King, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control. We will also have our annual Cleared the Air and Hall of Fame Awards.

This year we are partnering with the Tennessee Office of Minority Health and Disparities Elimination to bring to light disparities in tobacco-related diseases. Five out of the top six leading causes of death in Hamilton County and Tennessee are related to tobacco use:  Heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. Hamilton County African Americans suffer greater mortality of heart disease and stroke, which is related to tobacco use; and are 2.5X more likely to die of diabetes, which is exacerbated by tobacco use.  We hope to engage Health Ministries in the conference, as well as in an event following the conference to help address these issues in Hamilton County.

The conference is free, but registration is required. Register here.


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