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Increasing the Use of Smoking Cessation Treatments

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Research has shown that smokers who pursue a cessation program that includes brief counseling and medication are more likely to give up cigarettes and remain smoke-free than smokers who try to quit without assistance. However, most smokers who attempt to quit do so without getting any assistance and typically return to smoking within a few days or weeks. Among those who do get help, many pursue unproven stop smoking methods. Over the past ten years, the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program has funded several studies to examine particular policies and programs that might lead more smokers to pursue proven tobacco cessation treatments. This publication addresses that issue.

This course is from our series “Substance Abuse and Societal Issues”. The series is based on Knowledge Assets, published by the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program.

Our other courses in the series include:

101568-Alcohol Retail Policy

101569-DUI Policy

101564-Increasing the Use of Smoking Cessation Treatments

101570-Substance Abuse and Welfare Reform

101563-Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Substance Abuse Treatment

101574-Syringe Access Interventions

101575-Minimum Legal Drinking Age Policy

101577-Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Addiction

101576-Drug Treatment for Drug Abusing Criminal Offenders

This course is based on the reading-based online, Increasing the Use of Smoking Cessation Treatments created by K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D.

Publication Date:

October 2007

Course Material Author

K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D.

K. Michael Cummings is associated with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about increasing the use of smoking cessation treatments. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the usage of behavioral and pharmacological treatments for smoking cessation and proven ways to increase their utilization.

  2. Discuss the mortality rates associated with prolonged smoking and the interventions shown to increase the odds of reducing tobacco use.

  3. Identify the primary reasons that smokers try to quit and the methods they commonly use to achieve that goal.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 CE credit hour

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American Psychological Association (APA)

1 CE credit hour

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 CE credit hour

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 CPD hour

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This course covers the Policy Brief and Key Results sections. Links are found near the top of the page.

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Course Number 101564
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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25 members have taken this course

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