Science-Based Solutions for Tobacco Cessation Masterclass

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Commercial tobacco use among people with mental health and substance use (MH/SU) challenges is often not addressed or is treated separately during care, compromising long-term recovery and wellbeing. Understanding the pharmacologic basis of tobacco addiction can be helpful in prioritizing and integrating effective approaches to cessation for individuals with MH/SU challenges who use tobacco.

Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control for a masterclass workshop designed to explore a neuroscientific understanding of tobacco use and discuss its practical applications across public health, MH/SU and addiction recovery organizations.


  • Tamanna Patel, MPH, director of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s practice improvement and consulting, who brings expertise from a variety of national health equity initiatives
  • Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW, founder and principal of NSI Strategies, with more than 20 years of experience in direct service, administration, and clinical experience in health care. 


  • Understand and explore the neuroscience of addiction and tobacco use disorder.
  • Discuss science-based solutions for tobacco cessation among individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.
  • Examine practical applications across public health, mental health, substance use and addiction recovery organizations.