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Prevention & Intervention: Tobacco Webinar Series

Professional Education

This webinar series is sponsored by Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey. Participants will learn about evidence-based screening recommendations and the free services available to help your patients/clients with nicotine dependence. Webinar topics include the latest information on vaping research, tobacco use in vulnerable populations and lung screening resources.

All sessions are free of charge and easy to access via Zoom.

WEBINAR DATES AND TIMES

September 9 | 12 PM - The Latest Vaping Research
Presented by Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) were first introduced to the United States market in 2006. Due to its absence from the Master Settlement Agreement, there has been little regulation and oversight of these products. This has led to a massive number of young people using these devices with little knowledge about their short- and long-term health consequences. Dr. Brian Jenssen from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a pediatrician and researcher. He will be sharing the latest vaping research and the importance of intervention at every patient/client visit.


September 14 | 11 AM - The LGBTQ+ History and Big Tobacco
Presented by Partners in Prevention

Big Tobacco has a long history of targeting the LGBTQ+ population. The LGBTQ+ community is a vulnerable population with a disproportionately high prevalence of smoking. In this session, Partners in Prevention will discuss the history of Big Tobacco and its predatory marketing and the negative impact on the LGBTQ+ community.


September 16 | 1 PM - LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency for Providers
Presented by Domonique Noel
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cultural competency is important for any provider, but particularly for those who serve the LGBTQ+ community. Domonique Noel from the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey will introduce guidelines for establishing effective communication with LGBTQ+ patients.


September 21 | 3 PM - Ask, Advise, Refer: Tobacco Brief Intervention Model
Presented by Aeberli Begasse
Tobacco Programs Coordinator, Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative 

This CDC evidence-based best practice is a three-minute intervention to improve assessing and addressing the use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey offers a free 1-hour comprehensive training that helps clinicians have these difficult conversations with patients/clients. This session will provide updated tools and strategies with an overview of the easy referral process to New Jersey’s free cessation resources.


September 24 | 10 AM - ScreenNJ and Free New Jersey Screening Resources
Presented by Heather Jordan

Rutgers, Center for Tobacco Studies and Rutgers Cancer Institute

In partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Health and healthcare and community organizations across New Jersey, ScreenNJ aims to increase screening for colorectal and lung cancer, reduce cancer mortality rates, reduce disparities and educate New Jersey residents about the importance of cancer screening, early detection and prevention. Heather Jordan discusses the health effects of tobacco use, lung cancer screening and the cancer screening resources available in New Jersey for current and former smokers.


September 27 | 2:30 PM - Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey Resources and Programs
Presented by Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey 

Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ) is a comprehensive collaboration with statewide partners that address tobacco use from policy to cessation. This session will discuss the latest updates and additions to TFHNJ resources and projects. Statewide partners will provide the ‘need-to-know’ about tobacco policy, intervention and cessation.


September 30 | 1 PM - Ask, Advise, Refer: Tobacco Brief Intervention Model (Latinx specific) 
Presented by Annie Rojas 
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative

This CDC evidence-based best practice is a three-minute intervention to improve assessing and addressing the use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey offers a free 1-hour comprehensive training that helps clinicians have these difficult conversations with patients/clients. Traditionally, this training has been focused on all patients. However, this session is tailored to providers serving the Latinx and/or Spanish speaking population. Spanish translation will be available.

Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey is a program of the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative and is funded by the New Jersey Department of Health.

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