Tobacco Endgame Matters Podcast

TEM focuses on how we can achieve and plan for a tobacco-free California using policy and people power. In each episode, we’ll engage subject matter experts to discuss niche topics within tobacco control and highlight California-specific progress and the opportunities they offer advocates.

In this episode, Action on Smoking and Health’s (ASH) Policy Director, Chris Bostic, and former Mayor of Beverly Hills, John Mirisch, sit down to discuss the Endgame Initiative, a public policy-driven strategy to end the tobacco epidemic. Chris walks us through the intent and implementation of Endgame while John shares his experience as the Mayor of the first city in the U.S. and the world to phase out the sale of commercial tobacco products.

Read the Beverly Hills Case Study here.

In this episode, Ignacio Burgos talks about his role as the Youth Program Coordinator for the California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) and what he believes defines a successful relationship with young people. Joining the conversation is Milton Nguyen, a senior at Mira Loma High School who has dedicated 4+ years to tobacco control advocacy. Milton describes his journey as an advocate and how to effectively engage young people. Together, the two emphasize the powerful force that is youth.

Learn more about CYAN here.

In this episode, Terese Voge, Health Program Manager for the County of Sonoma, and Carley Moore, Coalition Coordinator, talk about tobacco policy in Sonoma County. During this interview, they dive into the City of Petaluma’s tobacco retail ordinance that was passed in December 2021 and went into effect in January 2022. You’ll also hear Carley and Terese discuss their supporting roles to the local coalition and the strategic process that led to this big win!

Learn more about the ordinance here.

Tobacco Endgame Matters Podcast

Action on Smoking & Health

TEM is about identifying how we can achieve and plan for a tobacco-free California using policy and people power. In each episode, TEM hosts will engage subject matter experts to discuss niche topics within tobacco control and highlight California-specific progress and the opportunities they offer advocates. Hosted by Saoimanu Sope & Carol Maytum.

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