Rather wreck my gums than my lungs: Smokeless tobacco and California rural adolescent males


60 minutes

Webinar Speakers

Benjamin W. Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health, University of California,San Francisco

Benjamin W. Chaffee, DDS MPH PhD is an assistant professor in the Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health at the University of California San Francisco. His research interests include tobacco-related behaviors and decision-making among adolescents, in particular how the marketing and regulation of smokeless tobacco influences tobacco use and health among rural youth. He is currently the lead investigator of cohort study of California rural high school male baseball players funded through the NIH/FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science program. Other research interests include how early life circumstances impact oral health and quality of life in childhood and the implementation of risk-based, prevention-oriented dental caries management in clinical settings. Dr. Chaffee is affiliated with the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education, Global Health Sciences, the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Center to Address Disparities in Children's Oral Health. He serves as Director of the UCSF School of Dentistry Program in Global Oral Health.

Webinar Objectives
  1. Describe the influences that contribute to high levels of smokeless tobacco use among rural youth
  2. Compare adolescents’ perceptions and beliefs related to smokeless and combustible tobacco
  3. Identify how pending FDA regulation may affect the toxicity of smokeless tobacco products



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Benjamin Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Matekuare, Roxana Said, MPH, Catherine Saucedo, and Steven A. Schroeder, MD