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The Gambia

Cigarette/Nicotine use - a Gateway to other drug use?

ISSUP The Gambia are pleased to present their upcoming Webinar on Cigarette/Nicotine use.

The webinar seeks to explore whether nicotine/cigarette use at an early age can lead to other substance use in later life, especially the effect early nicotine use might have in graduation to smoking cannabis.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Articulate the possible linkages (if any) between addiction to or use of nicotine in children with other substance use in adulthood
  • Identify prevention strategies necessary to avoid, curb or at least delay nicotine use in children
  • Explain how a focus on tobacco use should be considered within substance use prevention content and strategies

Dr. Catherine Egbe

Dr Catherine Egbe is a research psychologist and public health scientist. She obtained a PhD in Psychology and Health Promotion from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban South Africa. 

She is an alumna of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Francisco, a World Health Organization collaborating center for tobacco control. 
Dr Egbe is a member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. She is the Lead Investigator of the following on-going studies: South Africa’s first Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2021, tobacco endgame in Africa, and University students’ exposure to e-cigarette and hookah marketing and advertisement. She has authored over 50 academic publications.
Dr Egbe currently works as a Specialist Scientist in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council.



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