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Tobacco researcher to speak about smoking cessation in low-income smokers

Tobacco researcher Shadi Nahvi

Tobacco researcher Shadi Nahvi, M.D., M.S.

Learn more about smoking cessation efforts in low-income smokers when tobacco researcher Shadi Nahvi visits UCOP this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 12 to 1 p.m. in 712 Kaiser. (Click to add event to your calendar.)

The talk follows the recent publication of the first comprehensive study of the financial and health impacts of tobacco in more than a decade. It found that smoking accounted for one in seven deaths in the state — more than from AIDS, influenza, diabetes or many other causes.

Nahvi is an assistant professor in the Divisions of Substance Abuse and General Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, which she joined in 2004 as medical director of a substance abuse treatment clinic.

In her talk, Optimizing tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy for low-income smokers with substance use disorders, Nahvi will review the burden of tobacco use and discuss the implementation and effectiveness of smoking cessation treatment in smokers with substance use disorders.

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The talk is sponsored by UC’s Research Grants Program Office, which administers statewide research programs in tobacco-related illness, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS. UC’s Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program sponsored the above-mentioned study, which was performed by researchers at UC San Francisco.

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