Webinars

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

E-Cigarettes and Smoking Cessation: An Update for Clinicians, co-hosted by ATTUD

Speakers

Nancy A. Rigotti, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Tobacco Research and Treatment Center Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Rigotti is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and founding director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Tobacco Research and Treatment Center. A board-certified general internist, Dr. Rigotti is internationally known for her research to reduce the health burden of tobacco use by evaluating tobacco cessation treatments and promoting their adoption in health care settings, both inpatient and outpatient. Dr. Rigotti was a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine panel that produced the landmark 2018 report, Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. Her current work includes addressing the role of e-cigarettes for tobacco smoking cessation and harm reduction. Dr. Rigotti has authored over 350 publications and served as President of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco and as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine, which in 2015 awarded her its highest research award, the John Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School.

Webinar Objectives

  • Examine the public health risks and benefits of e-cigarette use
  • Analyze the recent clinical trial evidence about the efficacy of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation
  • Interpret the evidence about the potential risks of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation
  • Create an evidence-based plan for discussing e-cigarettes with patients/clients who smoke cigarettes.