For someone who had to get involved in tobacco control as relief from seeing patient after patient suffering and dying as a result of their use of tobacco and who has been involved in tobacco control for over forty years, it is immensely gratifying to see the growing number of organizations and people represented at this National Conference on Tobacco or Health who have taken on the challenge of ending the epidemic of disease and death due to tobacco. ASH is looking to them as partners in challenging the deadly tobacco industry. ASH is also looking to new ideas to challenge the industry from anyone reading this blog. We welcome any and all ideas. Who knows which one might bear fruit and put a hole in the industry’s armor.

Author: Alfred Munzer, MD