Smoking Cessation For the Busy Clinician- Pharmacy Technician


  Credits  2

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Fifty years after the landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on the health consequences of smoking, an estimated 18% of adult Americans are current smokers, and smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Tobacco use and secondhand exposure to tobacco smoke negatively impact individuals at all stages of life, harming nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases, and compromising health and wellbeing in general (See inset page 2: Health Consequences of Smoking). In the US, more than 480,000 deaths annually are attributable to smoking, and each year, the economic costs due to tobacco exceed $289 billion. The good news is that nearly 70% of patients who smoke want to quit. Yet for most, the process of quitting is characterized by a series of quit attempts and subsequent relapses. Effective treatments are available, but few smokers use them, and approximately 95% of quit attempts end in relapse. In general, patients who get help with quitting – medications, behavioral counseling, or both – can experience quit rates of around 20-37% (at least 6 months after quitting).


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Course Information

Target Audience

Tech Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0428-0000-14-014-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.