Scientific research is steeply generating a plethora of information on COVID-19. Collecting and analyzing data from cases enhances the identification of risk factors for infection and complications. Because it affects the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a severe threat to people who smoke or vape drugs like cannabis and tobacco.
On Monday, April 6, from 01:00 to 02:00 pm (ET), the Training Enhancement in Applied Counselling and Health (TEACH) will host the webinar 'Supporting People who Smoke or Vape During the COVID-19 Pandemic.' The presenter will be Dr. Peter Selby, Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. The learning objectives are:
-Reflect on the conflicting evidence on smoking and vaping on COVID-19
-Discuss the psychological impacts of physical distancing and its effect on tobacco use disorder
-Reflect on ideas on virtual care for smoking cessation
To register for this free webinar, please visit the ISSUP network dedicated to tobacco: https://www.issup.net/node/8203
This webinar is relevant not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic but also because we are getting closer to May 31, marked as World No Tobacco Day. If you want to help people to stop using tobacco, please check the corresponding ISSUP network: https://www.issup.net/network/22