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Joint Public Hearing on Bill Prohibiting Against Selling Tobacco Products to Persons Under 21

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chairperson

Committee on the Judiciary


 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Chairperson

Committee on Health and Human Services

 Announce a Public Hearing on

Bill 21-0152, the “Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to

Individuals Under 21 Amendment Act of 2015”


 B21-0686, the “Sporting Events Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco

Restriction Amendment Act of 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Room 412, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004


Public Witnesses 

  1. Stuart Berlow, Director of Government Relations for D.C., American Heart Association
  2. Deborah Brown, President & CEO, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic
  3. Sarah B. Clauss, American College of Cardiology
  4. Krishna Upadhya, D.C. Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  5. Ellen Valentino, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors Association Inc.
  6. Kirk McCauley, Director of Member Relations and Government Affairs, Washington, Maryland, Delaware Service and Automotive Repair Association
  7. Nasir Cheema, Owner, Hillcrest BP
  8. Gail Mates, National Spokesperson, Go Red for Women, American Heart Association
  9. Bonita Pennino, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society
  10. Federico M. Asch, Associate Director, Cardiovascular Core Labs, MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network, Washington Hospital Center
  11. Janille Thompson, Program Health Educator, Breathe D.C.
  12. Alisha Thomas, Health Educator, Breathe D.C.
  13. Carla Williams, Associate Professor of Medicine & Interim Director, Howard University Cancer Center
  14. Matt Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  15. Kevin O’Flaherty, Director, Northeastern Region, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  16. Julian Warren, Youth Baseball Player, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  17. Andrew Jackson, Youth Baseball Player, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  18. Dominic Smithers, Youth Baseball Player, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

 Government Witnesses

 Anjali Talwalkar, MD, MPH, Senior Deputy Director, Community Health Administration, Department of Health


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