Supporting Tobacco Cessation with Trauma-informed ApproachesĀ 

Original Air Date: August 11th, 2022 12:30 pm – 1:30pm ET

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychiatric disorder diagnosed in the U.S. among individuals who experience traumatic events such as acts of violence, war/combat and natural disasters. PTSD is associated with high prevalence of smoking and difficulty quitting tobacco use. Trauma-informed care approaches to smoking cessation can improve quit rates and enhance PTSD treatment outcomes.

Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control on August 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET for a holistic examination of tobacco dependence among people with PTSD, including veterans, and key trauma-informed principles that providers can utilize in mental health and substance use treatment.

By joining this webinar, you will:

-Examine the factors contributing to tobacco use in individuals with PTSD.
-Learn and apply trauma-informed approaches to smoking cessation for individuals with PTSD.
-Identify opportunities for mental health and substance use treatment providers to address tobacco use in veterans living with PTSD.

Featured speakers:

  • Douglas W. Lane, Ph.D., ABPP, Geropsychologist, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System; University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Pacific Lutheran University, School of Nursing
  • Tamanna Patel, MPH, Director, Practice Improvement, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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