Continuing Education

The following CME/CE opportunities and reference articles is being listed to make available to healthcare providers additional information and resources on the treatment of tobacco use and dependence.

CME/CE Opportunities

The descriptions below are a summary of information taken from each Continuing Education provider’s website. 
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: An Updated Review of Treatments (
This program is intended for any healthcare provider treating tobacco users, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, and other allied healthcare professionals.  The goal of this program is to identify efficacious tobacco use interventions for application during clinical/medical visits.  This activity has been designed to address the general competencies of medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement and systems based practice.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for treating tobacco dependence
  • Explain why tobacco dependence is a chronic disease
  • Initiate clinical interventions for tobacco users willing to quit as well as users not willing to make a quit attempt
  • Assist users attempting to quit with strategies designed to prevent relapse.
  • Implement appropriate strategies to assist special populations of smokers.

Credits Available

  • Physicians - maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for physicians;
  • Nurses - 1.00 ANCC contact hours;
  • Pharmacists - 1.00 ACPE continuing education credits for pharmacists (0.1 CEUs)

All other healthcare professionals completing continuing education credit for this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. 
Reference Articles
Below are reference articles which summarize current research findings on the treatment of tobacco use and dependence.
Group Behavior Therapy Programmes for Smoking Cessation (pdf)
Stead LF, Lancaster T. Group behaviour therapy programmes for smoking cessation. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD001007.pub2. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001007.pub2.
Interventions for Pre-Operative Smoking Cessation (pdf)
Mller A, Villebro N. Interventions for preoperative smoking cessation. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 3.Art. No.: CD002294.pub2. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD002294.pub2.
Interventions for Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients (pdf)
Rigotti NA, Munafo MR, Murphy MFG, Stead LF. Interventions for smoking cessation in hospitalised patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2002, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD001837. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001837.
Nursing Interventions for Smoking Cessation (pdf)
Rice VH, Stead LF. Nursing interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001188. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD001188.pub2.
Physician Advice for Smoking Cessation (pdf)
Lancaster T, Stead LF. Physician advice for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD000165. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD000165.pub2.





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