Register for the 2016 Smoke-free Spring Conference Featuring Tobacco Control Expert Stanton Glantz

Posted: April 3, 2016

REGISTER NOW to attend the 2016 Smoke-free Spring Conference!
Hosted by the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP)

WHAT: 2016 Smoke-free Spring Conference: Mobilizing an Army of Smoke-free Advocates featuring keynote speaker Stanton Glantz, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and American Legacy Foundation Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016,  9:00 AM-3:30 PM (Registration begins at 8:30 AM)

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Lexington, 401 West High Street, Lexington

WHY: The conference is designed to educate, energize and mobilize an army of advocates in Kentucky to build capacity for smoke-free policy

Important Information

Driving directions: Click here.

Lodging: KCSP has a block of rooms at Hyatt Regency Lexington for conference participants. The Room Block is under UK College of Nursing for Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Please reserve your room here no later than Thursday, April 3rd. If you require lodging on Thursday, April 28th please contact Heather Robertson or 859-323-1730.

Lodging is $130 plus taxes per room for Wednesday night and $269 plus taxes per room for Thursday night. If lodging cost would prohibit you from attending, please contact Monica Mundy at or 859-323-4587 no later than Thursday, April 3th. We do have a limited number of lodging scholarships. Priority will be given to attendees who live furthest away.

Cost: Conference registration is free; however, travel is the responsibility of the attendee.

Questions? Contact Monica Mundy at 859-323-4587 or


 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.  Registration  
 9 a.m.-9:15 a.m.  Welcome  Ellen Hahn
 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.  Tobacco Scam  Stan Glantz
 10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Break  
 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.  Conversation with Stan Glantz  Ellen Hahn, Stan Glantz
 11 a.m.-11:40 a.m.

 SMALL TALKS: Lessons from the Field
 Northern Kentucky,Frenchburg


 Laura Richardson
 Lucy Mays

 11:40 a.m.-12 p.m.               Awards Ceremony  
 12 p.m.-1 p.m.  Lunch  
 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.  Tobacco Control is a Social Justice Issue  Amanda Fallin
 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.  Persuasion Using the Evidence  Angela Criswell
 2 p.m.-2:15 p.m.  Break  
 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.  Choosing Your Focus  Ellen Hahn
 2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.  Mobilizing Tomorrow's Leaders to Advance Tobacco Control  Kevin Everett
 3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.             Wrap-Up  Ellen Hahn

Stanton Glantz

​In 1994, Stanton Glantz, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and American Legacy Foundation Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control, mysteriously received more than 4,000 pages of underground documents from inside the tobacco industry that proved its prior knowledge of the dangers of nicotine. Two years later, he published his book “The Cigarette Papers,” which single-handedly brought down the industry and was later made into the movie “Rolling Papers” in 2015.

“Thanks to Dr. Glantz, we know the implications of smoking and the dangers of nicotine,” said Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor at the UK College of Nursing.  “Now, we must build on his work and use this information to do more. Our work is not finished.”

Dr. Glantz currently serves as professor medicine at the University of California San Francisco and conducts research on topics ranging from the health effects of secondhand smoke on the cardiovascular system to the efficacy of different tobacco control policies. He is the principle investigator for the $20 million, five-year Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science program “Improved Models to Inform Tobacco Product Regulation.” The program, funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health, was funded in September of 2013 as part of a first-of-its kind tobacco science regulatory program.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have a professional such as Dr. Glantz speaking in Lexington,” said Janie Heath, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing. “His expertise is exactly what we need to tackle tobacco regulation and ensure the health of future generations.”

Dr. Glantz currently leads an educational project, SmokeFreeMovies, to end the use of movies to promote tobacco, as well as the TobaccoScam campaign, which has helped break the alliance between Big Tobacco and the hospitality industry. Working with the UCSF Library, he has taken the lead in making over 82 million pages of previously secret tobacco industry documents available to the entire world. This effort has help create a whole new area of scientific investigation based on tobacco industry documents.

Dr. Glantz earned his BSc in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1969 and later received his MSc and PhD in applied mechanics and an additional PhD in in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University. In total, he is the author of four books and more than 200 scientific papers.