September 17 - Psych Grand Rounds

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds 2021-2022

September 17, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Tracy Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

Improving Public Health Through Tobacco Regulation: A Harm Reduction Approach

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Join us as we host Dr. Tracy Smith, Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina as she discusses the continuum of harm for current tobacco products, and argue that we can reduce the harms from tobacco by moving tobacco users down the continuum of harm to less harmful products. This can be accomplished by both reducing the appeal and addictiveness of combustible tobacco, and by allowing the marketing of appealing, but less harmful, tobacco products. Dr. Smith will present research related to both of these approaches. Dr. Smith completed her PhD in Biological and Health Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 before completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center. She joined MUSC in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Fellow before being promoted to faculty in 2018. Dr. Smith’s research focuses on improving public health through tobacco product regulation. This research broadly falls into two categories: 1) understanding how we can reduce the appeal and addictiveness of combustible tobacco through tobacco regulation, and 2) understanding the public health impact of non-cigarette tobacco products. Much of her work has focused on a potential tobacco regulation which would reduce the nicotine level in cigarettes to a non-addictive level.  Dr. Smith has published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.  In 2020, Dr. Smith received the highly prestigious Jarvik-Russell early Career Award from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit(s)™. At the completion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:  
1. Identify the potential benefits of a tobacco regulation that would reduce the nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive levels
2. Describe the state of knowledge regarding risks and benefits of e-cigarettes for public health
3. Describe current research gaps for e-cigarettes

 

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