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Michael Underwood, PhD with the Centers for Disease Control, and Gary Giovino, PhD, MS with the University of Buffalo describe the history of tobacco use, the biology of nicotine addiction and the connection between tobacco use and cancer. Dr. Giovino provides a succinct summary of evidence-based tobacco control interventions. For more on tobacco see Tobacco Cessation.

Videos

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Part 1 - Overview (3:59)
Part 2 - History of Mass Consumption of Tobacco (4:57)
Part 3 - Smoking & Cessation Trends (3:32)
Part 4 - Effective Interventions: Prevention (4:15)
Part 5 - Effective Interventions: Smokefree (1:43)
Part 6 - Effective Interventions: Cessation (2:31)
Addendum - Products & Regulation (2:01)
Full Video (21:41)

Resources

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the connection between tobacco use and cancer 
  • Describe the history of tobacco use 
  • Identify evidence-based interventions to reduce tobacco use 

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Presenters

Mike Underwood, PhD, Centers for Disease Control

Dr. Mike Underwood is a Health Scientist Team Lead for the CDC. Prior to becoming a Team Lead, Underwood was an epidemiologist in the Cancer Prevention and Control’s Scientific Support and Clinical Translation. His research involves the U.S. Cancer Survivorship Report that collects behavioral risk factor surveillance for cancer survivors. He obtained his PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. 

Gary Giovino

Gary Giovino, PhD, MS, University of Buffalo

Dr. Gary Giovino is Professor and Chair in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Giovino’s research and work focuses on surveillance of tobacco use among youth and adults in the United States and throughout the world. He has championed efforts behind the Global Tobacco Surveillance System, which includes the Global Adult Tobacco Survey and the Global Youth Tobacco Survey.  Dr. Giovino obtained his PhD in Experimental Pathology –Epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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