Tackling Tobacco Trash: How do we Address Tobacco Product Pollution?

2:30 PM
3:45 PM


This session will provide an overview of the commercial tobacco product pollution problem and discuss potential policy tools to address it. It will cover some of the upstream aspects of tobacco production and address the toxic and hazardous nature of both combustible and e-cigarette tobacco product waste. The presenter will provide an overview of policy solutions potentially available to address the negative impacts of tobacco product waste. Finally, the presentation will address the role that tobacco control policies can have in reducing tobacco product waste, with a particular focus on K-12 policies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Participants will be able to articulate the ways in which tobacco product waste degrades the environment

2) Participants will be able to identify the potential policy solutions for reducing the impacts of tobacco product waste

3) Participants will be able to identify ways in which the information presented can help inform tobacco control efforts in K-12 environments.

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Kyra Hill
Staff Attorney
Public Health Law Center