LOOP Technical Assistance Trainer Serena Chen wins Jefferson Award for Landmark Tobacco Control Laws








Earlier this month, LOOP Technical Assistance Trainer Serena Chen won the Jefferson Award from CBS SF Bay Area (KPIX, KCBS) for her pioneering work in the tobacco control movement for the last 20 years.

Here are some excerpts from the article on CBS SF Bay Area’s website:

As policy director at the American Lung Association, Chen advocated alongside a group of anti-smoking residents and claimed victory when Belmont passed its landmark no-smoking law for apartments and condos in 2007.

“Thanks to Chen’s work in Belmont and the Bay Area, two million Californians in more than 30 cities now have smoke-free housing laws.”

“In all, she has advocated for more than 50 city and county smoke-free ordinances, from business districts to bus stops; from parks to public schools and public housing.”

“’In a very good sense, I saw my role always as an enabler,’ she explained. ‘I enable communities to get their voices heard.’”

The LOOP Team congratulates Serena on her accomplishments and on her long-term commitment to tobacco control in California! We also want to thank Serena for being a Technical Assistance Trainer for The LOOP!

Read full article here

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