Smoking Cessation: Developing a Workable Program - RT60270

Smoking Cessation: Developing a Workable Program

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Timothy O'Shea, PharmD
(4.6 / 416 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.75 Contact Hr)

Price: $18.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.00


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.
Respiratory therapists: 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.
This program has been approved for 1.75 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 4/1/2019 to 4/1/2020. is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
The Florida Board of Respiratory Care will not accept contact hours offered in tenth hour increments (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half hour (example: 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours, 1.4 contact hours becomes 1.0 contact hours). This course will be reported to CE Broker for FL Respiratory Care Practitioners Critical Care, Respiratory Care Practitioners Non-Critical Care, Registered Respiratory Therapists, and Certified Respiratory Therapists as 1.5 hours.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


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James M - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Feb 07, 2020
Loaded with important information all smokers should know in order to formulate plan to quit.
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Anthony C - largo , FL  ·  Feb 03, 2020
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RAHWA E - duluth, GA  ·  Feb 03, 2020
i like the material. it add more knowledge to my work
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Michelle H - Tampa, FL  ·  Feb 03, 2020
Thank you the course was wonderful
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Robert H - Fort Myers , FL  ·  Feb 03, 2020
yes I would use in my day to day life
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Price: $18.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.00