An Overlooked Addiction: Tobacco Use Among the Homeless Population

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Date: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 
1:30pm

Tobacco use is at an epidemic rate among the U.S. homeless population. Although homeless individuals often wrestle with a host of physical, behavioral, and substance use issues, tobacco-related chronic disease remains a leading cause of death among this marginalized population. This Consortium webinar explores the many challenges in addressing nicotine addiction in homeless individuals, describes a range of tobacco control and dependency treatment approaches for state and local governments and homeless shelter providers, and discusses smoke-free public housing issues that could affect many formerly homeless individuals.

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Presenters:

Dr. Maya Vijayaraghavan, University of California San Francisco
Kerry Cork, J.D. Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center
Darlene Huang, J.D., Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center