7th National Smokeless & Spit Tobacco Summit
“Empowering Advocates for the Next Frontier in Smokeless Tobacco”
August 6 – 8, 2013 The University of Montana – Missoula, Montana
Presented by University of Montana The College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
The 7th National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit is the ONLY national conference dedicated to addressing the health and social issues attributed to smokeless and spit tobacco use.
Public health practitioners, researchers, medical and dental care providers, American Indian Tribal leaders, youth leadership professionals and more will gather to inform and motivate unified policies and programs aimed at reducing smokeless and spit tobacco use.
A National Steering Committee has assembled to plan the Summit, and has identified the following goals for the 3-day Summit:
Focus national attention on smokeless and spit tobacco addiction as a critical public health issue.
Bring a united voice to smokeless tobacco advocates in the fields of prevention, research, and treatment.
Empower attendees with viable public health solutions to take action in support of programs and policies that reduce smokeless and spit tobacco use in their communities.
Share current treatment guidelines and promising approaches for dental health providers to utilize in their oral health practice.
Update health practitioners and public health workers about addiction and cessation issues.
Controlling the use of dangerous smokeless and spit tobacco products requires a comprehensive effort, involving many different sectors of the community.
To this end, the Conference Committee will be promoting the Summit to the following groups:
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Specialists
Public Health Officials
Tribal Health Officials
Dental Care Providers & Association Reps
Medical Providers & Association Reps
Voluntary Health Organizations
Health Scientists, Researchers, Academia
Health Science Writers
Health Communication Organizations
American Indian Tribal Leaders
K-12 Health & P.E. Educators
Parks & Recreation Leaders
Youth Leadership Professionals
Sports & Athletic Leaders
Mining Industry Officials
Law Enforcement Leaders
Pharmaceutical Industry Representatives