Here is a list of available online resources that are designed for a wide variety of health care professionals interested in learning more about providing treatment for tobacco dependence.
- Motivational Interviewing (MI): evidence-based practice for addressing behavior change.
- The Ineffective Physician vs. The Effective Physician: short MI demonstrations on YouTube.
- Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program: physician-oriented program that offers educational materials, tools to improve the office system and cessation to individuals and groups.
- Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention: videos, manuals, PowerPoint slides, fact sheets and CME opportunities specifically developed for healthcare providers.
- Intake, Assessment and Treatment Planning for Tobacco Cessation: training course intended to assist clinicians in conducting through intake and assessment interviews with smokers.
- National Council for Behavioral Health: toolkits and resources for addressing tobacco use in mental health and substance abuse settings.
- NYS collaborative calls cessation-focused calls: coordinated and archived by the NYS Cessation Centers and NYS Smokers’ Quitline.
- NYS Tobacco Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) modules: organizations/provider groups can sign up for modules to address tobacco use in those with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.
- Rx for Change: training program designed to equip health professionals (general, psychiatry, mental health peer counselors, cancer care, cardiology, and surgical providers) with the skills for assisting patients with cessation.
- Self Study CME
- Smoking Cessation: tobacco treatment guidelines to provide a framework for care providers to assist patients in quitting tobacco use. New topics include e-cigarettes, combination therapy, black box warnings for bupropion and varenicline, and special populations, including pregnant smokers and hospitalized or pre-operative patients.
- Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond - A Virtual Clinic: interactive program designed for health care professionals to assist pregnant women. Up to 4 hours of continuing education credits (CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE) can be earned freely until August 2014.
- Tobacco Recovery Resource Exchange: free 21-hour module curriculum focused on integrating tobacco-use interventions into chemical dependence services.