Public health expert to discuss embattled tobacco industry March 25

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The embattled history between the government and tobacco industry will be the topic of a talk March 25 at Gettysburg College.

The 7:30 p.m. lecture, "Heroes and Villains: The Battle Against Big Tobacco," will take place in Pennsylvania Hall's third-floor Lyceum. Thomas Deloe, a senior public health advisor with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, will detail the battle between the government and tobacco industry on controlling advertising and limiting smoking's effects, especially on children and young people. The event is free and open to the public.

A 1968 Gettysburg College graduate, Deloe earned a bachelor of arts degree majoring in political science, and received a master's in public administration from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University in public health policy. He formerly served as director of Public Health Programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has spent the last ten years as a senior public health advisor with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four- year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200- acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Lawrese Brown, class of 2010

Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2009

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