Day 1: Tuesday, June 8 - People on the Frontline


9:00am  Welcome      

KEYNOTE: From Epidemic to Pandemic - The Role of Mental Health in Teen Vaping

Krysten Isaac Peairs, Rescue Agency, Group Management Director – Tobacco Control Programs

PANEL DISCUSSION: Perspectives from a Pediatrician & Behavioral Health Specialist

Ranya Chakra, M.D., Atrium Health Levine Children's Rock Hill Pediatric Associates, General Pediatrician

Donna White, LPCS, LPC, LAC, CS, CPS/P, The Charleston Center, Program Administrator - Adolescent and Prevention Services


Coffee Break & Swag Giveaway

Young People Helping Each Other Quit – This is Quitting Text Program

Megan Jacobs, MPH, Truth Initiative, Managing Director of Product Innovations

South Carolina Resources for Parents and Other Youth Influencers

Megan Austin, Smokefree SC


12:00pm  Adjourn


Day 2: Wednesday, June 9 - Policies That Reduce Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use

9:00am    Welcome     

KEYNOTE: The Status and Impact of Flavor Bans

Gustavo Torrez, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Youth Advocacy Director


Why Tobacco Retail Licensing is Important

Mark Meaney, Public Health Law Center, Deputy Director, Commercial Tobacco Control Program


Coffee Break & Swag Giveaway

2021 Smokefree SC Advocate of the Year Award Presentation

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Path to Policy Change in South Carolina

Clark Cooper, M.Ed, MA, Lexington County School District One, Director of Student Administration

Beth Johnson, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Government Relations Director, South Carolina

Irini Guda McCarthy, Upper Midlands Rural Health Network, Project Director of the Care Transitions Intervention

Call to Action - South Carolina Advocates for Effective Smokefree Policy

Rebecca Jacobson, MPH, Executive Director, Smokefree SC 

12:00pm   Adjourn