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The California Smokers’ Helpline and its training and technical assistance arm, the Center for Tobacco Cessation, are pleased to host this free webinar on Wednesday, January 18th from noon to 1 pm PST, Child Health Providers Helping Family Members Quit Tobacco Use, presented by Jyothi Marbin, MD and Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH.

Webinar Overview

Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH and Jyothi Marbin, MD will discuss the impact of tobacco use on families, and list ways in which child health practices can effectively treat tobacco users in a family. They will also describe how to implement the basic 3 step CEASE model in a busy office practice and share information about policies that can mitigate tobacco exposure in children.

About the Presenters

Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH

Winickoff-Headshot-Web.jpgDr. Jonathan Winickoff is a practicing pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has training and experience in health services research, medical ethics, neurobiology, statistics and behavioral theory. His research has led to the creation of the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program, now available in all 50 states for free. NIH-NCI/NIDA/AHRQ funded a national dissemination trial of CEASE and a new award from NCI is evaluating sustainability of this model in the United States. Other major research initiatives have helped describe the phenomenon of thirdhand smoke, named the health idea of the year by The New York Times. His 2010 special report in the New England Journal of Medicine outlined the social justice, legal and ethical imperative of implementing completely smoke-free public housing in the U.S. Dr. Winickoff has drafted key tobacco control policy for the AMA, AAP, and the APA and served as a scientific advisor for the CDC Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW grants), the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program, Indiana Tobacco Control Program, Head Start, WIC, the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Institute of Medicine, and the U.S. Surgeon General through the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health.

Jyothi Marbin, MD

Jyothi-Marbin-Web.jpgJyothi Nagraj Marbin is a pediatrician at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she works in the Primary Care and Asthma Clinics. She is the Director of the Pediatrics Leadership for the Underserved Residency Program at UCSF, and an Associate Residency Program Director for Pediatrics. She is also the Principal Investigator on the CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure) California project, funded by First 5 California, through which she helps to teach pediatricians across the state of CA how to help parents quit smoking. Her research interests focus on the impact of tobacco on vulnerable populations, asthma, and using technology to help improve health of urban teens. Dr. Marbin has served as the Executive Director of City Year Rhode Island, and also founded and directed the Rhode Island Family Advocacy Program, which brings lawyers and doctors together to help address policy issues impacting the health of urban children.