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

Current Webinars

How to Think - Not Feel - About Tobacco Harm Reduction


Kenneth E. Warner, PhD

Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor of Public Health Emeritus, Professor of Health Management and Policy Emeritus, Dean Emeritus, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Webinar Objectives

  1. Explain the principal arguments, and the data relating to them, regarding the nature and degree of risks that alternative nicotine delivery systems (specifically focusing on e-cigarettes) pose for youth, especially for non-smoking youth.

  2. Identify and evaluate the evidence regarding whether e-cigarettes function as harm reduction for adult smokers, specifically examining whether e-cigarettes increase or decrease (or do not affect) the overall rate of smoking cessation.

  3. Describe the conclusions that derive from a simulation study that analyzes the net consequences of the potential costs of e-cigarettes (encouraging otherwise never-smoking kids to smoke) and the benefits (increasing smoking cessation among adults).

Upcoming Webinars

Bambi Meets Godzilla: Addressing young adult tobacco use


Pamela M. Ling, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Pam Ling is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where she conducts research on tobacco, media, and social marketing to young people. Her work focuses on understanding how tobacco marketing encourages youth and young adults to initiate tobacco use, and counter-engineering these strategies to improve tobacco control programs for young people. This work includes analyses of thousands of previously secret tobacco industry documents detailing marketing strategies targeting young adults. She also leads an NIH funded multicenter trial of counter- marketing interventions to decrease tobacco use among young adults in bars and nightclubs. Dr. Ling has special interest in young adult smoking, understanding tobacco marketing, the global proliferation of U.S. tobacco marketing strategies, marketing to women, smokeless and novel tobacco product marketing, and using market research to guide clinical and public health interventions . Dr. Ling’s clinical work is in general internal medicine as a primary care physician.

Pam Ling is also known for her role as a housemate on MTV’s The Real World, San Francisco in 1994. The show featured Pedro Zamora, a 22 year old AIDS educator whose story established a milestone in AIDS awareness among the general public. Since 1994, Pam has been active in HIV/AIDS education programs and other health programs affecting young people. Dr. Ling received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard/Radcliffe in History and Science, and her MD from the UCSF School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital Primary Care program with an emphasis on young people and AIDS clinical care. She received her Masters degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley.