Tobacco and Mental Wellbeing: Exploring Promising and Emerging Practices

Commercial tobacco use disproportionately affects the health of individuals with mental health and/or substance use (MH/SU) challenges due to higher exposure to tobacco, predatorial marketing by the tobacco industry and health care barriers. While evidence-based practices – such as tobacco-free policies, screening, cessation counseling and medication-assisted treatment – are well-documented and implemented, several emerging and promising practices can also support the needs of individuals with MH/SU challenges.

Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing on September 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET for a discussion on these emerging and promising practices to address tobacco-related disparities for individuals with MH/SU challenges.

By joining this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about emerging practices in commercial tobacco control tailored for individuals with MH/SU challenges.
  • Identify ways to apply emerging practices in mental health and substance use treatment organizations.
  • Discuss ways that state and local organizations have successfully implemented promising tobacco control strategies to support individuals with MH/SU challenges.

Featured speaker:

Samara Tahmid, Project Manager, Practice Improvement and Consulting, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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