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How COVID-19 Sheds New Light on Lung Health and Smoke-Free Public Housing

How COVID-19 Sheds New Light on Lung Health and Smoke-Free Public Housing

Online (Zoom)

August 12, 2020 2:00 pm ET  Until  August 12, 2020 3:00 pm ET

Clean Air for All invites you to join us for an upcoming webinar: How COVID-19 Sheds New Light on Lung Health and Smoke-Free Public Housing. We will discuss ways COVID-19 has impacted smoke-free public housing, learn about the link between smoking, secondhand smoke exposure, and COVID-19, and share resources and strategies to help public housing agencies (PHAs) manage smoke-free housing during the pandemic. We are honored to be joined by Dr. Brian King, Deputy Director for Research Translation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for this discussion.

Webinar Objectives

  • Describe the state of the science with regard to smoking, secondhand smoke exposure and COVID-19
  • Illustrate ways the COVID-19 pandemic may impact smoke-free public housing and discuss potential adaptive strategies
  • Outline existing resources to help PHAs improve smoke-free policies
  • List smoking cessation support resources for PHAs

Featured Speaker

Brian King, PhD, MPH
Deputy Director for Research Translation

Dr. King provides scientific leadership and technical expertise related to multiple aspects of tobacco prevention and control. He joined the CDC and OSH in 2010 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, before which he worked as a Research Affiliate in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. During his time at Roswell Park, his research focus was tobacco prevention and control. Dr. King has worked for 15 years to provide sound scientific evidence to guide tobacco control policy and to communicate this information to decision makers, the media, and the general public. He has authored or coauthored over 175 peer-reviewed scientific articles about tobacco prevention and control, was senior editor of the 2016 and 2020 Surgeon General’s Report, lead author of CDC’s “Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs,” and Senior Official for CDC’s 2019 Emergency Operations Center activation for E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI). He holds a PhD and MPH in epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Register here.