- Afternoon Webinar
January 28, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tobacco product use is the leading cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. The risks of tobacco product use have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, with emerging data showing that current and former cigarette smokers are at increased risk of more severe illness from COVID-19. In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the state of the science with regard to COVID-19 outcomes and tobacco product use, including cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use. The speaker will also provide participants with information about evidence-based strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco product use, including resources for healthcare providers and the general public. At the end of the webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe the adverse health effects of tobacco product use in the United States, as well as disparities in use across population groups.
- Discuss the state of the science with regard to COVID-19 outcomes and tobacco product use, including cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use.
- Explain clinical and public health approaches to prevent and reduce tobacco product use, including during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenter: Brian H. King, PhD, MPH, provides scientific leadership and technical expertise related to multiple aspects of tobacco prevention and control. He joined the CDC and OSH in 2010 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, before which he worked as a Research Affiliate in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. During his time at Roswell Park, his research focus was tobacco prevention and control.
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