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.
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- Racial and regional disparities in lung cancer incidence - J. Michael Underwood PhD1,2,4,‡,*, Julie S. Townsend MS1,2, Eric Tai MD1,2, Shane P. Davis PhD1,3, Sherri L. Stewart PhD1,2,Arica White PhD, MPH1,2,4, Behnoosh Momin MS, MPH1,2 and Temeika L. Fairley PhD1,2
- Differential trends in cigarette smoking in the USA: is menthol slowing progress? Gary A Giovino, Andrea C villanti, Paul D Mowery, Varadan Sevilimedu, Raymond S Niaura, Donna M Vallone, David B Abrams
- 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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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, 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.