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Past Webinar Recordings
Tobacco 21: Opportunities in Missouri
December 14th, 2021
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. Michael Freiberg, J.D., and Julie Amajouyi, J.D., from the Public Health Law Center, presented on opportunities for a Tobacco 21 law in the state of Missouri, as well as the need for retailer licensing and compliance checks, and the dangers of industry-backed preemption bills. This webinar was hosted by the Public Health Law Center, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Missouri Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative.
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 Adverse Childhood Experiences
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.
Missouri Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative also wants to share our partner organization MD Anderson’s statement in response to the FDA’s decision here.
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.