Education & Training

We know what works when it comes to helping people that smoke, quit.

Green ArrowATTUD:  Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence

ATTUD is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user.

Green ArrowBest Practices for Smoking Cessation: Pregnancy and Beyond

“Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic” is an updated online training, based on the “Virtual Practicum” model. The training is intended for healthcare
professionals who will be assisting their female patients in quitting smoking, in particular, patients who are pregnant or in their child-bearing years. Health care professionals include physicians, physician assistants, nurse midwives, registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, nurse practitioners, certified health educators, other health educators, pharmacists, health professional students, and other professionals that may
interact with women of reproductive age. Earn up to 4.5 Continuing Education Credits.

Green ArrowWorking with People that Use Tobacco

In 2000, synthesizing the evidence from a review of more than 6,000 research articles, the US Public Health Service published a Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. This document was updated in 2008. The Update recommends specific elements to increase quit rates among person who uses tobacco: a system to identify person who uses tobacco, clinician brief interventions, FDA-approved medications, and behavioral counseling.

Green ArrowThe University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s free web-based CME/CE program on treating tobacco use and dependence has a new home.

It’s now available at: http://www.ocpd.wisc.edu/tobaccocme.html

More than 30,000 clinicians have completed this CME/CE program since it was launched on Medscape with the publication of the 2008 PHS Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. The program has been updated and is now available directly through the University of Wisconsin for ease of use. Participants will still earn one hour of CME/CE credit (physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists) and the program is still free of charge.

I invite you to check it out, and to share this link with your colleagues.

Green ArrowTraining Programs For Clinicians offered by the University of Massachusetts Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is a leader nationally in tobacco dependency treatment research and training for clinicians. UMass offers a wide range of continuing education (CEU) and skills training programs to help clinicians to intervene successfully with person who uses tobacco.

See a list of all the Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) – accredited programs at the CTTTP website here.

Learn more about the effective ways to work with person who uses tobacco through:

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Green ArrowNH Indoor Smoking Law Amended

New Hampshire lawmakers passed an amendment to the NH Indoor Smoking Act in June 2007. The amended statute protects the workforce and the public by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.

Effective September 17, 2007, restaurants and bars in New Hampshire became smoke-free. New Hampshire joins the rest of New England by implementing such a law.