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Science and Practice of Smoking Cessation in SUD Treatment
Learn more about the California Tobacco Control Program that in 2018 established the CA Behavioral Health and Wellness Initiative, an innovative 5-year project to assist behavioral health agencies (including residential SUD treatment programs) with implementing tobacco-free (TF) campus policies and evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment. We will share lessons learned including the importance of peer learning, a guide to addressing concerns, and how a strong Advisory Council can guide the project and suggest broader policy implications. The success of this initiative created the foundation for CA State Assembly Bill AB-541, which was signed into law in August 2021. The new policy requires require a licensed facility or a certified program to assess a patient or client for use of all tobacco products at the time of the initial intake and take certain actions if the patient or client has tobacco use disorder.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the ties between an individual’s substance use disorder and their addiction to smoking.
• Identify how to take a behavioral health facility smoke-free and integrate cessation treatment, under a lens of overall wellness.
• Learn the importance of providing NRT/pharmacotherapy for both staff and clients, and how to partner with a local quitline for cessation resources.

Aug 25, 2022 11:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Catherine Bonniot
Deputy Director @Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
Catherine Bonniot (Saucedo) is the deputy director for the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at the University of California, San Francisco. She works to assure the strategic goals and plans of the Center and its' partners are met. A specialist in results-based accountability and partnerships for results, she brings to the Center a wealth of experience in organizational dynamics. Catherine has over 15 years of professional non-profit and for-profit experience in marketing, development, and operations. Starting with her work at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and then moving west to Los Angeles and San Francisco, she has managed over one hundred non-profit marketing and fundraising campaigns, and raised millions in non-profit funding.
Cindy Carlson
Executive Director @Progress House