Tea Time With Pleshette: A Conversation with Dr. Phillip Gardiner

Join us for Tea Time with Pleshette for a conversation with Dr. Phillip Gardiner on “No Menthol Sunday: Inspiring a Movement Toward Black Health”. Broadcasted live via Facebook on Sat-May 16 from 10 am to 11 am at http://www.facebook.com/pleshettemarie.

Learn more about how vaping and smoking increase your risk of severe COVID-19 infection and even death. To make a plan to quit smoking and learn more, visit http://www.NoMentholSunday.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

About our guest speaker: Dr. Phillip S. Gardiner is a Public Health activist, administrator, evaluator and researcher.  For the past 25 years, he has worked on studies ranging from Hypertension, Multiculturalism and AIDS, to Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Diabetes and Smoking.  Dr Gardiner received his Doctorate in Behavioral Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley, where he focused on Youth Violence as a public health issue.  Throughout his research career, Dr. Gardiner has maintained his community activism to address racial disparities in health, through writing, organizing, evaluating and public speaking.  For the past 20 years, Dr. Gardiner has lectured around the country on African American health disparities generally and menthol smoking in the Black Community, particularly.

Dr. Gardiner recently retired as the Senior Program Officer for the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), University of California Office of the President, a position he had been in since 1997.  Dr. Gardiner is continuing his tobacco control work as Co-Chair of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), a group of Black professionals dedicated to fighting the scourge of tobacco impacting the African American community in California and Nationally.