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Webinar: Tobacco Treatment with Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Populations

06.27.24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Edward J. Perka, Jr., CASAC, NCNTT of the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

1.0 CHES Credit Available for Live Webinar

Since the release of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health in 1964, smoking has become ever more concentrated among populations with lower income. Currently, the highest income Americans smoke at less than half the rate of those with the lowest income. Individuals who smoke and are low income disproportionately suffer from smoking-related disease such as cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Lower-income people spend more, suffer more, and die more from tobacco use.

This webinar will explore ideas for successfully engaging and effectively treating this population. In addition to the standard evidenced-based provision of counseling and medications, we will explore risk and protective factors unique to this population and offer strategies and methods in addition to usual care that may enhance the likelihood of positive treatment outcomes.