SCLC's webinar series is integral to the technical assistance provided by the SCLC. Nationally recognized smoking cessation experts offer the latest information related to smoking cessation (including effective interventions) for the general and the behavioral health populations.

The Goals of SCLC’s Webinar Series:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to raise awareness of the many benefits smoking cessation efforts and to increase understanding of effective smoking cessation strategies.
  • Implement or enhance existing tobacco cessation services using evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure that consumers and staff have access to smoking cessation services and supports to promote health and wellness.
  • Establish partnerships between behavioral health and nicotine cessation organizations to increase available tobacco cessation resources in communities. 

SCLC has over 55 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery.

Current Webinars

Opportunities for Interventions: Tobacco use among populations experiencing homelessness


Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor, in the Division of General Internal Medicine/Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Francisco

Dr. Vijayaraghavan is a practicing general internist based in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She is affiliated with the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, the Center for Vulnerable Populations and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Vijayaraghavan has a strong research interest in developing tobacco control policies and interventions to reduce tobacco use and its associated morbidity and mortality among vulnerable populations, with a particular emphasis on the homeless population. Her population-based research has included the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data, including national data, to examine the epidemiology of tobacco use and the efficacy of tobacco control policies (e.g. smoke-free policies) on reducing tobacco use in homeless populations and other low-income populations. Her intervention research stems from strong partnerships with community organizations, including homeless shelters and supportive housing programs, to implement interventions to improve delivery of cessation services in non-clinical settings and to increase exposure to smoke-free policies in these settings.

Webinar Objectives

  • Understand the epidemiology of tobacco use among populations experiencing homelessness

  • Describe current interventions and policies that address tobacco use among homeless adults and youth

  • Identify opportunities for interventions in clinical and non-clinical settings