Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July Med School Café - 'Tobacco Cessation: The Need to Quit'

The July Med School Café will feature Dr. Rachel Seaman, assistant professor of internal medicine and emergency medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and an internist with USA Physicians Group.

Her lecture, titled “Tobacco Cessation: The Need to Quit,” will take place on July 22, 2015, at the USA Faculty Club, located at 6348 Old Shell Road on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at noon.

During the talk, Dr. Seaman will discuss the history of tobacco use in the United States, health hazards related to smoking and current treatment options for cessation.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2015, the University of South Alabama and USA Health System will become tobacco-free campuses. As part of this transition, the university will be offering assistance to employees and students who wish to stop using tobacco products, including smokeless and e-cigarettes, through several tobacco cessation programs.

Dr. Seaman completed her medical degree and residency at the USA College of Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Medical Society of Mobile County and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

The Med School Café lunch and lecture are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail kepartridge@health.southalabama.edu.

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

To learn more about USA’s smoking cessation resources visit http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/counseling/smokingcess.html or http://www.usahealthsystem.com/tobacco-free.


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