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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!
Lung cancer is one of the most common causes of death for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges. Fear and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased smoking, a known cause of lung cancer, and fewer visits to health care providers for lung cancer screenings.
Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control, the American Lung Association and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, a National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery, on November 18 from 12–1 p.m. ET for a discussion around lung health, tobacco cessation and cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ll share tips and practical strategies from two innovative nation-wide campaigns that promote lung health and motivate individuals with mental health and substance use challenges to get screened.
By joining this webinar, you will:
- Learn about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals who smoke.
- Discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in promoting tobacco cessation and cancer screening during the pandemic.
- Identify strategies to promote the “I COVID QUIT” and “Saved by the Scan” campaigns.
- Gain resources to advocate for lung health and mental wellbeing.
The webinar will feature the following speakers:
- Tamanna Patel, MPH, Director of Practice Improvement, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
- Jennifer Folkenroth, BA, CTTA, NCTTP, NDS, National Senior Director, Tobacco Programs, American Lung Association
- Catherine Saucedo, Deputy Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California San Francisco
- Anita Browning, Communications Specialist, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California San Francisco
This event is hosted by the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.