Module 2: Tobacco Treatment Update for Health Professionals

Tobacco Treatment Update for Health Professionals

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • CDE: 1.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 12, 2021
  • Expires: Feb 11, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  30 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (4 Ratings)


Audrey Darville Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, NCTTP
Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Associate Professor
University of Kentucky
College of Nursing
Lexington, Kentucky

Joseph Valentino Joseph Valentino, MD
Professor, Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Pamela Van Arsdall Pamela Van Arsdall, DMD, MPH
Oral Health Science
University of Kentucky
College of Dentistry
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

During patient visits, health care providers often do not provide tobacco treatment counseling, medications and resources for their patients who use tobacco. Many are not aware of the current clinical guidelines and evidenced based strategies to help their patients quit tobacco. This module will address these needs. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dentists and Dental Hygienists


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

  1. Describe Clinical Practice Guidelines and evidence-based recommendations for treating tobacco dependence.
  2. Discuss general implementation strategies for the assessment and treatment of tobacco dependence.
  3. Describe the benefits of treating tobacco dependence in vulnerable populations.


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.50 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.8 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0158. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.50 hours of participation.

This online course meets regulatory requirements for 1.50 hours credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors or planners  have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK College of Dentistry.