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
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 article, Increasing the Use of Smoking Cessation Treatments created by K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D.
Course Material Author
K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D.
K. Michael Cummings is associated with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
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.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the usage of behavioral and pharmacological treatments for smoking cessation and proven ways to increase their utilization.
Discuss the mortality rates associated with prolonged smoking and the interventions shown to increase the odds of reducing tobacco use.
Identify the primary reasons that smokers try to quit and the methods they commonly use to achieve that goal.
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Course Creator: Max Schwanekamp
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