Cancer society chief to talk on global tobacco

While smoking and the use of tobacco has shifted from high-income industrialized countries to low- and middle-income emerging nations around the world, the epidemic of health effects from tobacco has also moved.

John Seffrin, PhD, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society, will be on campus to make a presentation May 15 on the trend in a talk titled, "A ticking time bomb: The global tobacco pandemic—current and future scenarios."

The talk will be presented at 4 p.m. at the Medical School Office Building, room 303. The talk is presented by the Stanford Prevention Research Center working with the Stanford Global Tobacco Free Research Initiative and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

For more information, go to http://med.stanford.edu/seminars/eventDetails.do?semid=12551.