Tobacco Studies Program

Tobacco Dependence: Understanding Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

March 31, 2010

Tobacco Dependence: Understanding Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

Tim McAfee MD, MPH

Tobacco & Public Health: Treatment, Prevention, Policy and Social Change (HSERV 558)

Tim McAfee Dr. Tim McAfee was the Executive Medical Director of Free & Clear. In 1996, Dr. McAfee became the first non-governmental healthcare leader to complete the CDC/UC California Public Health Leadership Institute Scholars Program. He is a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and masters degrees in health policy and epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a fellowship through the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, and is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Public Health. He was a practicing family physician for over a decade and continues to treat tobacco-dependent patients. He has extensive research experience and currently serves as investigator and site principal investigator on multiple large National Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation studies.

This lecture is also part of our Tobacco and Public Health (HSERV 558) course, where it is paired with the following readings:
Giovino G. The tobacco epidemic in the United States. Am J Prev Med. 2007;33(6S):S318-S326.

Doll R, Peto R, et al. Mortality from cancer in relation to smoking: 50 years observations on British doctors. Br J Cancer. 2005;92(3):426-9.

CDC. Tobacco Use: Targeting the Nations Leading Killer At A Glance 2011.

USDHHS. How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: A report of the Surgeon General 2010. US Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.