CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds presents: "Smoking Cessation: Past, Present and Future"

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be hosting a virtual session of Public Health Grand Rounds, focused on smoking cessation, on June 23, 2020 from 1 - 2 p.m. (EST).  

What information will be presented?

Speakers will present key findings on the recently released U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Smoking Cessation. 

The 2020 Surgeon General's report is the first to focus solely on smoking cessation since 1990. Grand rounds speakers will discuss progress on smoking cessation made over the past decades, such as clinical treatments and tools that increase the chances of success. Presenters will also give updates on the health benefits of quitting smoking and what strategies work best to help people quit smoking for good. 

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Although the percentage of adults who smoke is at an all-time low in the U.S., 34 million adults still smoke and therefore continue to be at risk of developing smoking-related diseases. 

How can I attend? 

CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds Presents: "Smoking Cessation: Past, Present and Future" is open to the public and can be watched live on the CDC website. The link to the session will be live five minutes before the presentation. The session will be posted to the on-demand page of the CDC's website, three to four days after the presentation.