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Tobacco Control: Cliff Douglas, Director, University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network

I chat with Cliff Douglas, on tobacco control/harm reduction measures and the need for sensible policy on tobacco moving forward. Cliff Douglas is a long-time expert on a wide range of tobacco-related policy, regulatory and legal issues, ranging from federal regulation of tobacco products and the challenges and potential benefits of e-cigarettes to the widening disparitie…

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Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Cliff Douglas, Director, University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network

May 4, 2021

I chat with Cliff Douglas, on tobacco control/harm reduction measures and the need for sensible pol…

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Samrat Chowdhery, President, International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO)

April 27, 2021

I chat with Samrat Chowdhery, President of the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizat…

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Alex Clark, CEO, The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA)

April 20, 2021

I talk to Alex Clark, CEO of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternative Association (CASAA).…

Tobacco Control / Harm Reduction

Tobacco Control: Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator, Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates

April 13, 2021

I chat with Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Redu…

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About the Host

Christopher Balkaran

Creator

Hi and welcome! I created the Strong and Free Podcast to be the place to explore interesting perspectives on the topics of our time. Through this exploration, I hope to provide a welcoming environment to all guests to feel that they can share their ideas and opinions without judgment. My hope is you will take something from each episode that can add to your own perspectives.

I'm always looking for feedback and ideas for topics and future guests. Feel free to connect with me anytime and let me know what you think!