During the month of July, NACo is teaming up with Med-IQ, Inc. to launch a series of Facebook Live events that provide smoking cessation education for adults, including evidence-based strategies and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved methods for quitting the use of tobacco products.
Approximately 34 million American adults smoke combustible cigarettes, but 68 percent say they want to quit. With recent studies demonstrating smokers are at an increased risk of developing severe diseases related to COVID-19, the need to quit has become even more important.
Counties play an essential role in protecting, promoting and improving the health of their communities by setting public health policies, administering prevention and awareness programs and engaging schools and families to drive positive health outcomes. Throughout the U.S., counties use their governing authority to issue ordinances that seek to protect their residents from the serious and harmful health effects associated with tobacco use by regulating the sale of commercial tobacco, tobacco-related devices, electronic delivery devices and nicotine delivery products.
During these sessions, social media influencers and lifestyle vloggers will talk with NACo members about regulatory efforts around e-cigarette use at the county-level, as well as subject matter experts on the negative health effects associated with e-cigarette use.
Med-IQ empowers individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes. Med-IQ has delivered unique educational experiences and services across the country and around the world, has been extensively published, and is proud to be one of the most award-winning accredited medical education providers in the United States. Recent education includes a COVID-19 Facebook Live series that has informed more than 235,000 patients and clinicians.
Facebook Live Topics and Dates
- Confusing messages about using e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid: What should I believe?
- Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020; Time: 3:00-3:30pm ET
- Faculty: Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, MPH
- Gabe Albornoz, Councilmember, Montgomery County, Md.
- Location: https://www.facebook.com/mylifeandkids
- Topic: Ready to Quit? Tips to Stop Smoking and Vaping
- Topic: Ready to Quit Smoking? Learn About Effective Aids to Quit
- Topic: Ready to Quit Smoking? Learn How Your Healthcare Provider Can Help
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