Tobacco use remains the number 1 cause of preventable death in the United States and contributes to the development of multiple cancers, heart disease, lung disease, breathing problems, circulatory disorders, and diabetes. Not only are personal lives devastated by the bad habit of tobacco use but there are billions of dollars in health-related and productivity costs as well.
Why Should You Attend:
Following this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of the health effects of tobacco use, nicotine addiction, medications for cessation of smoking, and the tips and tools that can best help tobacco cessation.
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
Identify the nature of nicotine addiction
Describe the health effects of tobacco use and the cost to society
List approved tobacco cessation medications
Explain the benefits of quitting smoking and the evidence-based tips to their clients, employees, or patients
Who Will Benefit:
Regulatory affairs professionals
Anyone working with Patients, Employees, or Clients who are attempting to quit smoking or using tobacco products
Elizabeth Stern is a licensed master level social worker and certified tobacco treatment specialist with extensive experience as an educator, clinician, and program coordinator. She has over 18 years of experience in the health care field, 15 of those providing tobacco prevention education and smoking cessation.
Her specialties include tobacco prevention and cessation, training and education, community outreach, program development and leadership, counselling, intern and social work supervision, and motivational interviewing.
She has a BS degree in Allied Health from Georgia State University and a MS in Social Work from Columbia University. She is certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist by Mayo Clinic and also has certifications in chronic disease self-management and social work core supervision.
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