Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.

Using Scientific Data to Inform Public Policy: Understanding the Potential Harm of Menthol Cigarettes

Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH
Jun 16 2010 - 2:30pm
CTCRE, Kalmanovitz Library, Ste. 366

The aims of this talk are to discuss the 1) role of the 2009 Family Tobacco Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in regulating flavored cigarettes, 2) current evidence on potential harm of menthol cigarettes, 3) results from the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey which examine the role of menthol cigarettes in nicotine dependence in smoking cessation among smokers with different levels of consumption, and 4) implications of the findings for research, policy, and practice. 



Fagan.JPGDr. Fagan is a Health Scientist in the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She received her doctorate in Health Education from Texas A&M University. Dr. Fagan currently conducts research and manages grants and contracts that address youth tobacco cessation and tobacco-related health disparities. She collaborates with multiple funding and academic organizations to implement a blueprint that identifies ways to help youth/young adults quit smoking; co-manage the Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) and initiatives aimed at diversifying the research workforce; and to plan scientific initiatives that aim to stimulate research in understudied areas of science. Through TReND, Dr Fagan is helping to stimulate novel research that advances our understanding of tobacco health disparities science, translates that science into practice, and informs public policies. Dr. Fagan has helped to stimulate TReND projects that examine sampling methodologies among small populations including migrant farm workers and LGBT of color; the effects of tobacco policies on low SES women and girls; and conceptual and methodological issues in tobacco-related health disparities research.

Attendance Requirement: 
Required for All Fellows