Tobacco Webinar Series: Tobacco Use - Pleasure or Harm?

New Delhi, India,
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ISSUP are excited to invite you to attend the first of three Webinars on the topic of Tobacco Use. This first Webinar will be hosted by ISSUP India and centres on 'Tobacco Use - Pleasure or Harm?'

Time: 6am Pacific Time / 2pm UK Time / 6:30pm India Time

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Globally, 942 million men and 175 million women aged 15 or older are current smokers. Tobacco kills up to half of its users, more than 8 million people each year (WHO). Male smoking prevalence is highest in the Asian region. Over 400 million daily smokers live in China (235.9 million male daily smokers), India (90.8 million male daily smokers) and Indonesia (48.9 million male daily smokers) (IHME, GBD 2015 Tobacco Collaborators).

This series of three webinars will acquaint you with all aspects of tobacco use, prevention, and addiction treatment approaches. The focus is to raise awareness on issues around smoking, nicotine, the different “types” and substances that are used, with a view to helping young people. We would like to help people realise that smoking and all forms of tobacco use remain major public health issues.


Dr. Pratima Murthy"Meet your poison - An introduction to tobacco and nicotine addiction"

Dr. Pratima Murthy
Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

Nick Fradkin"Tobacco Dependence Treatment: A Behavioral and Public Health Imperative"

Nicholas Fradkin
Tobacco Treatment Consultant, Washington State Department of Health


Samya Al Memari“Smoking patterns and attitudes of patients receiving treatment for Substance Use Disorders at the National Rehabilitation Center Abu Dhabi”

Dr. Samya Al Memari, DrPh, MPH, MQM, BSN
Chair, ISSUP United Arab Emirates
Deputy President, World Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation (WAPR)

Adam Kulhanek“Can we manage smoke-free detoxification units? Yes, we can!"

Dr. Adam Kulhanek
Tobacco Dependence Expert, Department of Addictology, 1st Faculty of Medicine and General Hospital, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic)


This Webinar is part of a Series on Tobacco Use. Please find below the links to the other two Webinars taking place:

Tobacco Webinar Series: New Electronic Smoking Devices - What's the Difference?


Tobacco Webinar Series: Tobacco Smoking Addiction - From Prevention to Treatment


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