The Epidemiology and Treatment of Smoking in People with Mental Illness

60 Minutes

Gemma Taylor, PhD

Reader at the University of Bath

Dr Gemma Taylor is a Reader at the University of Bath, and a Cancer Research UK Population Researcher Fellow. Gemma is an epidemiologist and behavioural scientist, and her research covers three main areas: 1) disentangling the causal nature of the association between smoking tobacco and mental health, 2) identifying intervention targets using experimental and epidemiological methods, and 3) co-design and testing smoking cessation interventions for use in NHS psychological services. Gemma's expertise are evidenced by prestigious awards from BMJ, Welcome Trust, International Society for Behavioural Medicine, Society for the Study of Addiction, and the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. Gemma has also published her academic research in peer-reviewed journals including BMJ, Lancet Psychiatry, International Journal of Epidemiology and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Webinar Objectives
  1. Describe the epidemiology of smoking in people with mental illness
  2. Explain the three associations between smoking and mental ill-health
  3. Identify and describe two benefits of psychological models to treat co-morbid smoking and mental ill-health
Instructions for CME/CE Credit

The CME/CEU registration period has closed for this live activity. Credit will be available for the recorded version of the webinar by November.

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ACCME Accreditation

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Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # 64239.

Accreditation for Addiction Counselors

The UCSF office of continuing medical education is accredited by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), to provide continuing education credit for California addiction counselors. UCSF designates this live, virtual activity, for a maximum of 1.0 CCAPP credit. Addiction counselors should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Provider number: 7-20-322-0722.


This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

All speakers, planning committee members and reviewers have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Anita Browning, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Pamela Ling, MD, MPH, Jennifer Matekuare, Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH, Catherine Bonniot Saucedo, Gemma Taylor, PhD, and Aria Yow, MA.

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