Smoking Cessation: Developing a Workable Program - RD60270

Smoking Cessation: Developing a Workable Program

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Timothy O'Shea, PharmD
(4.8 / 6 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.50 CPEU)

Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. smoke, and 16 million of those adults have a serious illness attributable to their smoking habit. With nearly half a million U.S. deaths yearly attributed to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, the CDC has identified smoking as the No.1 cause of preventable disease, disability, and death. With recent litigation and subsequent media attention on cigarettes and smoking, clinicians find themselves being called on to offer support and counseling to smokers who are trying to quit.
This course provides an overview of the need for smoking cessation, components of a successful program, the process for working as an interprofessional team, stages of readiness during the smoking cessation process, and how to help patients at each stage, including a discussion on smoking cessation aids and their benefits and risks.


The goal of this smoking cessation continuing education program is to help pharmacists, dietitians/nutritionists, nurses, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers work together to create a successful plan to help patients quit smoking. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the stages of readiness that patients exhibit during the process of smoking cessation
  • Describe three smoking cessation approaches or aids that healthcare providers can suggest to patients
  • Identify healthcare professionals and their roles in smoking cessation
  • List three contraindications for nicotine gum and patches

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, dietitians/nutritionists, nurses, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
Dietitians/nutritionists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 4090, 6010, 6020 and performance indicators of 1.2.3, 1.2.5, 10.4.1, 10.4.2. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/29/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/29/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/30/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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KERRILYNN P - Centereach, NY  ·  Jun 03, 2019
very detailed and easy to follow
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Price: $30.00
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