Medical Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside

Medical Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside: “The Latest Perfect Storm: Hookah Tobacco Smoking in the US”



Date
February 6, 2014
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker(s)
Brian Primack, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Location
West Wing Auditorium, UPMC Shadyside
Category
UPMC Shadyside, Department of Medicine
Contact
Justine Rubino
Certification Supervisor


412-647-8261
rubinoje@upmc.edu
Description

While cigarette smoking is decreasing in the US, in some populations, total exposure to tobacco smoke may actually be increasing because of a new phenomenon: hookah tobacco smoking. Due to an interesting “perfect storm” of psychological, legal, and economic forces, this form of tobacco use seems set to increase further over the coming decade. Dr. Primack will discuss these issues.