Webinars

Upcoming Webinars


Tobacco 21: Opportunities in Missouri

Tuesday, December 14th, 1:00pm CST

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States and use is started and established primarily during adolescence. Studies show that raising the minimum legal sales age for all tobacco and nicotine products to 21 can lower the odds of multiple forms of tobacco use, particularly among younger adolescent populations. Speakers will present on opportunities for a Tobacco 21 law in the state of Missouri, as well as retailer licensing and compliance checks, and the dangers of preemption bills. This webinar is hosted by the Public Health Law Center, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Missouri Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative. Click here to register.


 

Past Webinar Recordings


Health Equity: Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Tobacco-Related Cancers Across Sectors, Environments, and Communities in Missouri

November 4th, 2021

With an in-depth focus on health equity, this webinar examined the critical role socioeconomic factors play in tobacco use, morbidity and mortality across multiple sectors in our state, and included strategic planning to identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities. Our featured speaker was Dwana “Dee” Calhoun MS, National Director for the SelfMade Health Network, part of CDC’s national network committed to health equity, cancer survivorship and tobacco cessation affecting low-income populations.


Tobacco Use Among Fraternity and Sorority Populations: Policy, Prevention, and Cessation Solutions
October 6th, 2021
Ninety five percent of tobacco users start using before age 21, making students’ time as members of undergraduate fraternities and sororities especially important. Missouri ETU student researchers presented on tobacco use rates within fraternity/sorority housing compared to other university living arrangements and common tobacco use bylaws for fraternity/sorority chapters, and explored prevention and treatment models for the changing tobacco product landscape. This webinar was hosted through an educational partnership with the  Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and Holmes Murphy Fraternal Practice using data provided by Partners in Prevention.


Tobacco and ACEs
September 13th, 2021
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) directly influence an individual’s likelihood to struggle with addiction, as well as other social, behavioral, and cognitive disorders. Taslim van Hattum, the Senior Director of Practice Improvement from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, and Aimee Rachel, the Trauma Informed Care Coordinator for the Texas Association of Community Health Centers discussed the impact of ACEs on tobacco use prevalence and considerations for cessation.


FDA Menthol Response
April 29th, 2021
Missouri Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative celebrates the many health organizations who have worked to make this day happen in tobacco control.  Please watch the response by the leading advocates including the Center for Black Health & Equity, the Public Health Law Center, and the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council on the FDA decision to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
Read the full FDA News Release here.

Missouri Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative also wants to share our partner organization MD Anderson’s statement in response to the FDA’s decision here.


Bystander Intervention
November 19th, 2020
Enforcement and compliance are important aspect of successful tobacco-free school policies. Nosse Ovienmhada, the Work-life and Wellness Manager for the University of Texas at Austin discussed the tools necessary to train community members on making bystander approaches to policy violators on tobacco-free campuses. The Tobacco Wellness Ambassadors from the University of Missouri discussed their campus ambassador program, including a public health intervention using nicotine replacement therapy to incentivize compliance and provide cessation services to policy violators.

Tobacco Cessation Services and Billing
August 18th, 2020

This webinar focused on evaluating state tobacco cessation resources and identifying opportunities for states to expand their tobacco cessation services, using Missouri as a case study. It also covered the evolution of telehealth cessation services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and their integration into long-term tobacco cessation plans, and identifying best practices for tobacco cessation services and billing at both the health care system and state-wide levels. Presenters were Anne DiGiulio from the American Lung Association, Rick Cagan from the National Alliance on Mental Illness Kansas, Dr. Kim Richter and Genevieve Casey from KUMed Hospital Tobacco Treatment Services, and Jim Brawner from Cox Health.