Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Last updated: November 18, 2020

Course Description

This course is to enhance the understanding of healthcare professionals in treating tobacco dependence.

Contact Hours:  1.0

Course Price:    $10.00

Accreditation/Approval

Eagle Professional Services (EPS) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida Board of Nursing, CE provider # 50-29522.

Tracking # 20-759601

About this Course

You must score 80% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation tool to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity.  The information provided is for educational purposes.

Course Objectives

  • Recall the national statistics regarding tobacco dependence in the United States
  • Briefly explain the deleterious effects of tobacco dependence and nicotine on the human body and the community
  • Analyze the various treatments for tobacco dependence, including
    • behavioral therapy
    • nicotine replacement therapy
    • pharmacology such as bupropion and varenicline
    • electronic cigarettes
    • legislative/community-wide efforts such as increased taxes or regulating decreased nicotine levels in cigarettes
    • other alternatives such as financial incentives and meditation