Thursday, March 10, 2011

Presenter Ryan Coffman

Ryan Coffman presenting:
The Tobacco Industry: Behind the Smoke and Mirrors


Ryan Coffman, MPH, CHES, CTTS-M is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and the Director of the Tobacco Consultation Service at a local hospital where he provides tobacco cessation consultation to patients at several sites. Ryan acquired his Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree at Tulane University and has certifications in health education, nicotine dependency treatment and global tobacco control. He first became committed to tobacco control in 2003 while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya where he observed the effects of tobacco use and the Tobacco Industry on the village and surrounding communities where he resided. This is also the time when he quit his own substantial tobacco use. He takes particular interest in enhancing the capacity of other professionals and colleagues through training and teaching. He has also worked and volunteered with senior, youth, community, and mental health and substance using populations.

photo of Ryan Coffman by S.Holloway

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