Tobacco Use and Dependence: An Updated Review of Treatments

This activity will help learners understand tobacco dependence as a chronic disease and instruct learners on how to initiate evidence-based clinical interventions using a brief intervention model.

This activity is intended to meet the needs of all professionals who provide healthcare to tobacco users. This includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, dentists, hygienists, respiratory therapists, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, pharmacists, and others.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the rationale for treating tobacco dependence
  2. Explain why tobacco dependence is a chronic disease
  3. Initiate clinical interventions for tobacco users who are willing to quit as well as tobacco users who are not willing to make a quit attempt
  4. Assist tobacco users in their quit attempt with strategies designed to prevent relapse
  5. Implement appropriate strategies to assist populations disparately affected by tobacco dependence to quit



Available credit:
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 APA CE Credits
  • 1.00 ACE Credits
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
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