January 14, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Chaiton
- Understand the role of flavours in smoking cessation
- Demonstrate the impact of a menthol ban in Canada on smoking behavior
- Identify the challenges and facilitators to a successful implementation of a menthol ban
Dr. Michael Chaiton
Dr. Michael Chaiton is a Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and has been active in tobacco control since 2000 when he started working for Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada and the International Non-Governmental Coalition against Tobacco. He is co-director of the Collaborative Specialization on Addiction Studies and is instructor of the graduate level course Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society. His work includes understanding the impact of policy on smoking cessation including NIH funded studies evaluating the impact of the menthol ban in Canada.