Over 300 health professionals, advocates and
tobacco experts convened in Missoula this week for the 7th National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit held at the University of Montana. The National Association of Chronic Disease directors provided UM a 32-thousand dollar grant to plan the conference which is devoted to addressing the health and social issues connected to smokeless tobacco use. In this interview with Edward O'Brien, University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine Associate Professor, Dr. Pamela Ling, discusses her research into cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Ling points out overall cigarette use is actually declining among young people.