The global burden of disease has shifted to noncommunicable diseases, which are responsible for 70% of deaths worldwide, three-quarters of those deaths in low and middle-income countries, with tobacco a major cause. Change needs to happen everywhere from the bedside to international political action. Nurses are playing a growing role in tobacco dependence treatment and increasingly engaging in national and international policy development and evaluation. Global tobacco control links with efforts to address inequities in access to resources, and social and economic opportunities. Lessons from tobacco can help addressing many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Stella Aguinaga Bialous is a native of Brazil and has over 30 years of experience in international cancer and tobacco control. She received her MScN from The Johns Hopkins University and her MPH and DrPH from UC Berkely. She is currently an Associate Professor in Residence at SBS and affiliated with UCSF's Global Cancer Program and the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.
Tuesday, September 18 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Laurel Heights, Suite 474 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA