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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic

In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Drs. Patrick O’Carroll and Tim McAfee review past and future strategies for preventing tobacco-related diseases.

In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Drs. Patrick O’Carroll and Tim McAfee review past and future strategies for preventing tobacco-related diseases.

June 3, 2015

In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry released the first Surgeon General’s report linking smoking to lung cancer and heart disease. Despite impressive progress in preventing disease, more than 20 million Americans have died from smoking since then. What more can be done to prevent tobacco-related death and disease?

In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Drs. Patrick O’Carroll and Tim McAfee will review the 32nd Surgeon General’s report on this topic, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. They will describe the report’s major findings; note the progress made against tobacco-related diseases using evidence-based prevention strategies; review new and evolving challenges, including e-cigarettes; and describe several new “end game” strategies in the fight against tobacco-related disease and death.

Register today and learn how to help end the death and disease caused by tobacco.

Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: Past Lessons and Next Steps

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; public health researchers and instructors; community tobacco control advocates

Presenters

Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General, US Public Health Service

Tim McAfee, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Officer, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.

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