NATIONALLY RENOWNED CLEAN AIR ADVOCATE TO SPEAK IN LAS CRUCES

NATIONALLY RENOWNED CLEAN AIR ADVOCATE TO SPEAK IN LAS CRUCES

Clean-air advocate Joe Cherner will be in Las Cruces Thursday, Nov. 13 to address local health professionals and the business community on the latest national developments in the push for clean air initiatives designed to protect public health and safety.

Cherner’s presentation, “Is Clean Air Good for Health and Business?”, will address the latest trends in liability lawsuits, consumer attitudes, insurance and sales and profit statistics as they apply to smoke-free workplaces.

Sponsored by Doña Ana County and the New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control, the event includes a full breakfast buffet and takes place at 7:30 a.m. at the Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn and Conference Center, 901 Avenida de Mesilla. The event is by invitation only. Those interested in attending may call (505) 524-8951 to be placed on the invitation list.

Cherner holds a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University. He left his career as a Wall Street executive to form SmokeFree Educational Services, Inc., the largest smoke-free advocacy group in the nation.

Cherner also formed Bar and Restaurant Employees Advocating Together for a Healthy (smoke-free) Environment (BREATHE) to give hospitality workers a voice in the debate over smoke-free workplaces. Cherner recently was honored by the New York City Department of Health with its annual Award for Excellence.

For more information, call the South Central New Mexico Prevention Coalition at (505) 524-8951. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request a connection to the office of Charles Blanchard.