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The Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center, in partnership with The American Heart Association hosted an online webinar Monday, July 13th 2020: “COVID-19, TOBACCO & VAPING: Insights from Researchers in California’s San Joaquin Valley.” During this webinar four distinguished speakers presented on a number of COVID-19 & tobacco/vaping related subjects.

There was also a Q&A discussion following the presentations. Please play the video below for the recording of the webinar. All the speaker's slides are listed below the video link and a Spanish langauge version of both the recording and materials is also available.


  • Dr. Norval J. Hickman – Program Officer for the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program at the University of California Office of the President
  • Dr. Marcos Garcia-Ojeda – Associate Teaching Professor of Biology, UC Merced
  • Dr. Gilberto Lopez – Assistant Professor, Arizona State University School of Transborder Studies
  • Dr. Anna Epperson – Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of California, Merced

Insights from Researchers in California’s San Joaquin Valley


To view the Speaker's Slides - please click on the images below

A video with Spanish subtitles and translated slides available below

COVID-19, TABACO Y VAPOR: Perspectivas de los investigadores en el Valle de San Joaquín de California


Please contact Alex Mellor if you have any questions or need further information.