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 45 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery.

Current Webinars

Big Marijuana -- Lessons from Big Tobacco


Kimber P. Richter, PhD, MPH

Director of UKanQuit and Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center

Professor, Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Richter is director of UkanQuit at KUMed, a bedside tobacco treatment service for hospital inpatients, which has served over 9,000 patients since its inception in 2006. Based on UKanQuit, Dr. Richter leads an NIH-funded study to identify the best way to link hospitalized smokers with treatment after discharge. She was also principal investigator of Connect2Quit, an NIH-funded trial on the effectiveness of real-time internet video counseling for smoking cessation for rural smokers in Kansas. Her team is currently analyzing data on a national survey conducted among substance abuse treatment facilities to identify what they do (and don’t do) to help their clients quit smoking. She also conducts research and training in Brazil, through a collaboration with Dr. Telmo Ronzani at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in the state of Minas Gerais. Dr. Richter serves as Secretary of ATTUD and on the NIH study section Community Level Health Promotion, is immediate past president of the Association for Medical Education and Research on Substance Abuse (AMERSA), served as a Deputy Editor for the SRNT journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, and was a founding commissioner on the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs, which accredits training programs for tobacco treatment professionals. Locally, she has served as president of the Kansas Public Health Association and in several capacities on the board of Tobacco Free Kansas.

Webinar Objectives

  • Identify how the tobacco industry magnified product harm, prevalence, and public health burden
  • Explain the current health consequences of marijuana, and the potential impact of industrialization on marijuana harms