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California Smokers' Helpline: 1-800-NO-BUTTS

FREE Webinar: Celebrating the Helpline’s 25th Anniversary!

The California Smokers’ Helpline and its training and technical assistance arm, the Center for Tobacco Cessation, are pleased to host this free webinar on Tuesday, November 14th from 1 to 1:30 PST, How the California Smokers' Helpline Revolutionized Cessation Services.

Webinar Overview

25-Year-Anniversary-Book-Cover_500x386.jpgPlease join us for this webinar commemorating the 25th anniversary of the California Smokers’ Helpline. April Roeseler, BSN, MSPH, Chief of the California Tobacco Control Program, California Department of Public Health, will discuss how the Helpline has revolutionized cessation service and, through its free counseling, has helped tens of thousands of Californians quit using tobacco products. Ms. Roeseler will also address how the Helpline has evolved, including plans for future innovations.


April Roeseler, BSN, MSPH | Branch Chief
California Tobacco Control Program

April-Roesler_285x285.jpgMs. Roeseler has been with the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) since 1989. During her tenure with the CTCP, she has managed a multi-million dollar grant making program and led several statewide advocacy campaigns aimed at eliminating illegal tobacco sales to children and reducing the influence of tobacco marketing on tobacco use.  She also spearheaded the development and integration of community-level indicators and assets into local tobacco control program planning and interventions. Ms. Roeseler has authored and co-authored numerous articles about the California Tobacco Control Program addressing its history, coalitions, the California Smokers’ Helpline, tobacco marketing in California, and training and technical assistance.

Prior to entering the field of health education she worked as a registered nurse for the United States Indian Health Service in North Dakota, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in Missouri, and as a public health nurse in rural southwest Missouri. Her experiences as a nurse spurred her interest in promoting health from a population-based perspective.

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