Big Marijuana -- Lessons from Big Tobacco

90 Minutes

Kimber P. Richter, PhD, MPH, NCTTP

Joy McCann Professor of Women in Medicine & Science, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Dr. Richter conducts federally-funded research on tobacco treatment in rural primary care and hospitals and pursues research and advocacy to expand access to high-quality treatment among the medically underserved. She directs UKanQuit at KUMed, a bedside tobacco treatment service for hospital inpatients, which has treated over 20,000 inpatients since 2006. She is an active member of SRNT (the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco) and ATTUD (the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence) and is former president of the Kansas Public Health Association and the U.S. Association for Medical Education and Research on Substance Abuse (AMERSA). She has a national certificate in tobacco treatment practice (NCTTP) and is certified to deliver the University of Massachusetts Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training.

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