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Sally Herndon, MPH

Sally Herndon, MPH has been a leader in NC public health’s efforts in tobacco prevention and control since 1991.  Responsibilities include management of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch and coordination of evidence based tobacco prevention and control in North Carolina.  She helped build support for the 2010 law that makes all N.C. restaurants and bars smoke-free and worked with state and local partners to successfully implement the new law.  Sally is Past Chair of the national Tobacco Control Network, 2011-2013.  She worked in health promotion/disease prevention in Maine (1980-86).  Her education and training include a BA in Psychology and Physiology from UNC Chapel Hill and an MPH from the Department of Health Behavior School of Public Health, University of North Carolina with a focus on policy and program planning.  She was a Fellow, NC State University's Natural Resources Leadership Institute: Resolving Conflict through Leadership in 1997; and a Fellow in the Advocacy Institute Leadership Program, 1999.  Her ongoing work involves working with state, regional and local partners to 1) reduce tobacco use by young people; 2) eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke; 3) help all tobacco users who want to quit; and 3) eliminate tobacco-attributable health disparities. 

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