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Webinar: Veterans and Tobacco: Population, Product Use, and Lessons from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) invites you to join them for this free webinar: Veterans and Tobacco: Population, Product Use, and Lessons from the Department of Veterans Affairson Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 1:00pm EDT (90 minutes).

The following speakers presenting on this important topic include:

Brian S. Armour, Associate Director for Science, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health PromotionPhD,

Kim W. Hamlett-Berry, National Program Director, Tobacco & Health: Policy and Programs, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, the Department of Veterans AffairsPhD,

Michael A. Tynan, Public Health Analyst, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Webinar Objectives

  • Describe U.S. military veterans’ use of five tobacco product types: cigarettes, cigars, roll-your-own tobacco, pipes, and smokeless tobacco.
  • Identify population-wide, evidence-based policy solutions that will reduce smoking among veterans.
  • Describe rates of smoking among veterans receiving health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and tobacco use treatment in the VA.



CME/CEs of up to 1.5 units will be available for participants who join the LIVE session, on April 18, 2018. You will receive instructions on how to claim credit via the post webinar email.

This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Approval is pending.

ACCME Accreditation:
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webinar activity.

Advance Practice Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 CreditTM. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.



This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.
The following faculty speakers, moderators, and planning committee members have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to their presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

Brian S. Armour, PhD, Kim W. Hamlett-Berry, PhD, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Matekuare, Roxana Said, MPH, Catherine Saucedo, and Steven A. Schroeder, MD

Don’t need to claim CME/CEUs?  SCLC issues free certificates of attendance for those who want contact hours only.



Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues.  For questions, contact Jennifer Matekuare, SCLC Operations Manager, or call toll-free (877) 509-3786.  This webinar will be recorded and may be viewed online on the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’s website after the presentation.