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An Online Lunchtime Series from IHR’s TAPE Project

Food for Thought

Training, Discussions, and Q & A on Tobacco Education and Treatment Topics for Staff in BSAS Treatment Programs

Bring your lunch or take a break and join IHR’s TAPE Project staff on the second and fourth Tuesdays of June and July at noon for a 1-hour series of informal online trainings on a variety of relevant topics. All staff from BSAS programs are welcome, including but not limited to Tobacco Education Coordinators.

Upcoming Trainings

June 2 | Noon – 1:00PM

Massachusetts’ New Tobacco Law: Q & A with D.J. Wilson

On June 1, changes in Massachusetts’ tobacco laws will take effect, banning the sale of all flavored tobacco products in retail stores, including menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing tobacco, and flavored cigars. We are excited to welcome our guest expert D.J. Wilson, Tobacco Control Director at the Massachusetts Municipal Association to explain the changes in the laws, its history, and why menthol is being banned entirely from the retail environment. After the presentation and formal Q & A, there will be time for discussion, so please bring your questions for us and our expert!

June 16 | Noon – 1:00PM

Tobacco Education & Treatment Resources

This webinar will give an overview of several practical resources programs can use to integrate tobacco/nicotine education and treatment into work with clients (both virtually and in person). There will be an emphasis on resources to help individuals quit smoking/vaping, but approaches for those not ready to quit will also be discussed. We will highlight suggestions for tobacco/nicotine groups, online trainings, handouts, websites, digital tools for quitting, and more. Time will also be spent discussing how TAPE Staff can help providers tailor the information, hands-on tools, and resources in a way that suits their program’s needs.

July 07 | Noon – 1:00PM

Quitting Smoking: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Join our Quitting Smoking webinar if you’re interested in quitting tobacco use/vaping yourself, or if you’d like ideas and resources for helping others. Almost 70% of smokers wish they could quit, and for those who try, there are helpful resources, medications, and incentives available. In this webinar, we’ll examine what makes it hard to quit, and review effective strategies and resources that can make a difference. There will also be time for questions, discussion and your thoughts about what works.

July 21 | Noon – 1:00PM

Women, Smoking & Vaping: Gender-specific Considerations for Treatment

This workshop will examine how gender influences tobacco use, including use of vaping products, for women. We will examine the unique health risks facing women who smoke, factors that affect smoking cessation for women and implications for treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

Adam Meltzer
Institute for Health & Recovery
adammeltzer@healthrecovery.org