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 support 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 100 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery


Current Webinars

It's About a Billion Lives Symposium 2024



Webinar Objectives:

  1. Explain three key strategies to end today’s tobacco use epidemic
  2. Describe two different strategies to improve equity in tobacco use and improve tobacco cessation in diverse populations.


This year's Symposium will be held virtually and in-person at UCSF Robertson Auditorium (inside William J. Rutter Center), 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, California


We are honored to have the following speakers presenting at this year’s Symposium:

Keynote Panel: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic:

  • Catherine O. Egbe, PhD Senior Specialist Scientist Mental health, Alcohol, Substance use and Tobacco Research Unit (MASTRU) South African Medical Research Council
  • Allison Chausmer Hoffman, PhD, MA, Deputy Director for Research Translation, CDC Office on Smoking and Health (OSH).
  • Charlene Le Fauve, PhD, Senior Advisor for Health Equity, FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)
  • Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, UCSF Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Moderator: Joanna Cohen, PhD, Bloomberg Professor of Disease Prevention, Chair, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins University.

Presentations by Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars:

  • "Evaluation of a contingency management smoking cessation intervention for people experiencing homelessness," Dian Gu, PhD, CTCRE Postdoctoral Scholar
  • "Unlocking Potential: Pharmacists' Key Role in Tobacco Cessation," Lisa Kroon, PharmD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Co-Vice Dean of Clinical Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Assistant Chief Pharmacy Officer, Clinical Innovation, Education and Research, UCSF Health
  • "Social policies, health equity, and cannabis and tobacco-related outcomes: Mixed methods analyses" Morgan Philbin, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative
  • "Toward an Analytical Framework of Tobacco-Related Misinformation: Findings from Twitter Data," Eileen Han, PhD, CTCRE Postdoctoral Scholar

Closing Remarks, Harold Collard, MD, MS, UCSF Vice Chancellor for Research