Director of New York's Tobacco Control Program to Speak at Kent State University

Kent State University’s College of Public Health presents the second speaker in its Public Health Speaker Series this fall semester.

Dr. Jeffrey Willett is a research scientist with the New York State Department of Health and also the director of New York's Tobacco Control Program.

Willet will speak at the Moulton Hall Ballroom, on Monday, Nov. 14, at noon. His talk titled, “Tobacco Use: A Winnable Battle for Public Health,” will focus on the development of tobacco use as the leading cause of preventable death in the United States over the last century, and the tremendous health and economic impacts of tobacco use in our society.  He will also address interventions that reduce tobacco use, specifically those used by the New York Tobacco Control Program.  

The talk will be streamed live at and available afterward on the Kent State College of Public Health website at

The event is free and open to the public.

POSTED: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 1:54pm