Online Program

Medicine & Public Health: Working together to reduce tobacco use

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Omar Hasan, MBBS, MPH, MS, FACP, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL

Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death in the United States despite a decline in adult smoking rates, advances in smoking cessation treatment and passage of strict smokefree laws. The tobacco industry is introducing new addictive products that are designed to confuse the public as to their health risk. Today’s physician needs to do more than understand the science of addiction and cessation. They need to understand the tobacco industry tactics and get involved in advocacy strategies while at the same time helping their patients quit.

Learning Areas:

Clinical medicine applied in public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the history of physician engagement in the tobacco control environment. Assess the effect of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation for clinical practice. Explain the need for physicians to engage in public health advocacy outside the medical practice.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Omar Hasan is Vice President for Improving Health Outcomes at the American Medical Association where he is responsible for leading a transdisciplinary team in developing and implementing the AMA’s national strategy for improving health outcomes and curbing cost growth for a select group of high-impact medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors such as cigarette smoking. In this role, he oversees the AMA’s strategic collaborations with the CDC and the U.S. DHHS.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.