Improving Lung Health and Mental Wellbeing during COVID-19

Scheduled Air Date: Thursday, November 18th, 12 – 1 p.m. ET

For individuals with mental health and substance use challenges, lung cancer is one of the most common causes of death. Fear and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased use of smoking tobacco, a known cause of lung cancer, and fewer visits to healthcare providers for lung cancer screenings.

Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and 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 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET for a discussion around lung health, tobacco cessation and cancer screening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and learn about two nation-wide campaigns promoting lung health and motivating individuals with mental health and substance use challenges to get screened.

By joining this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about the impact of COVID-19 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, UCSF
  • Anita Browning, Communications Specialist, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, UCSF

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