Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence - RT684

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence

by Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
(4.7 / 882 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.50 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Although tobacco use and dependence exact a high toll in morbidity, mortality, and finances, clinicians have historically done a poor and inconsistent job of identifying people at risk and providing them with effective treatment options. One study reported that patients with tobacco-related diseases were asked about their smoking status 90% of the time, and that tobacco cessation counseling was provided in 70% of visits to the clinic. But tobacco users treated for a nonpulmonary reason were not questioned or counseled about their tobacco use. This module will familiarize nurses and respiratory care practitioners with information about tobacco use and dependence so that they can address this issue with their patients.


The goal of this tobacco continuing education program is to familiarize nurses and respiratory care practitioners with information about tobacco use and dependence. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe tobacco use in the U.S., including prevalence, death, and disease rates
  • Explain how tobacco causes addiction
  • Describe the effects of tobacco on body systems
  • Discuss the 10 key recommendations included in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Clinical Practice Guideline for Tobacco Use and Dependence

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and respiratory care practitioners.
Respiratory care practitioners: 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 1.5 contact hours 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 9/30/2016 to 9/30/2018 and 10/15/2018 to 10/15/2020.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
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: 6/3/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/3/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/15/2020

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.


For Florida professionals:

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Robert W - Simi Valley, CA  ·  Sep 12, 2019
Not that much with regard to this course
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Shawna M - San Francisco, CA  ·  Sep 07, 2019
this was a very educational course
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Deborah S - Blythewood, SC  ·  Sep 06, 2019
Good content and good information for everyone.
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troy t - lascassas, TN  ·  Sep 04, 2019
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Cassandra K - St. Petersburg, FL  ·  Aug 26, 2019
This course was good.
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50