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Friday, May 1, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Special presentation by Dr. Hajime Sono and Dr. Jun Sono

Please join us for a presentation from Dr. Jun Sono and Dr. Hajime Sono about their efforts to support tobacco control in Japan through their organization Tobacco-Free Advocacy Japan (TFAJ).

Drs. Sono will present on the goals and challenges of tobacco control advocacy and policy implementation within Japan, and their efforts to make Japan smoke-free before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

There will be a short presentation with opportunity for discussion afterwards.

RSVP to Adria Cehovin at acehovin@uwaterloo.ca

Dr. Jun Sono and Dr. Hajime Sono.

Dr. Jun Sono (left) is a retired cardiac surgeon working as a civil servant and Director of the Nishinomiya City Public Health Center, which supports over 480,000 citizens. Throughout his career as a cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Sono has been heavily involved in tobacco control initiatives throughout Japan including advocating for smoke-free hospitals and implementing smoking cessation programs. He founded the non-profit organization Tobacco-Free Advocacy Japan in 2010.

Dr. Hajime Sono (right) is a visiting general practitioner and smoking cessation treatment physician in her clinic. After starting a smoking cessation clinic at Aomori Kyoritsu Hospital in 1995, Dr. Sono has continued to support smoking cessation programs and to advocate for strong tobacco control measures in Japan such as smoke-free hospitals and a ban on cigarette vending machines. Dr. Sono is also a Senior Board Member of Tobacco-Free Advocacy Japan (TFAJ).

Sponsored by:
 
  • The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project, Department of Psychology
  • Propel Centre for Population Health Impact
  • Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
 
Location 
LHI - Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion
Room 2703
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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