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 Smoking Cessation: A Toolkit for Pharmacy Professionals

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 03/02/20
Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MT
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT
Facility: RxSchool E-Classroom
Contact(s): RxSchool
Fee: $30.00

Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based

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ACPE Live Credit
 Live CE Information

Course Overview

An estimated 69.6 million Americans aged 12 or older are current tobacco users, mostly in the forms of cigarette use. Cigarette smoking is considered the leading preventable cause of mortality. Nicotine addiction is cited as the second-leading cause of death worldwide. Important causes of smoking-related mortality include cardiovascular disease, various malignancies, most notably lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The prevalence of cigarette smoking has been declining since 2002; however the use of electronic nicotine devices is rising rapidly. For some users, vaporized nicotine is becoming an "acceptable" alternative to cigarettes, even though these devices are not federally regulated and have not undergone substantial research and evaluation. It is clear that smokers who permanently stop smoking reduce their risk of developing tobacco-related diseases, and may this lower their mortality risk. Approximately 70% of smokers reportedly want to quit, and over 40% of smokers state that they tried to quit in the past year. However, the long-term rate of permanent smoking cessation remains very low. Pharmacy personnel are ideally suited to assist patients and customers with pharmacotherapy adjuncts used to assist in smoking cessation. The goal of this webinar is to equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the basic knowledge and skills needed to assist patients who are interested in smoking cessation.

Target Audience
Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, societal impact, morbidity and mortality associated with tobacco dependence.
  • List the lifetime benefits associated with smoking cessation.
  • Explain basic behavioral modification used to treat tobacco dependence.
  • Describe the clinical use of nicotine replacement therapy, varenicline, bupropion, and other adjuncts for smoking cessation.
  • Summarize the risks and benefits of using electronic nicotine devices.

At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:

  • Name four causes of mortality associated with tobacco dependence.
  • List the lifetime benefits associated with smoking cessation.
  • Give examples of behavioral modification techniques commonly used to treat tobacco dependence.
  • Name three major side effects associated with transdermal nicotine, varenicline, and bupropion when used as adjuncts for smoking cessation.

Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Ohio Northern University, College of Pharmacy
Faculty Disclosure
RxSchool has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.

Darrell Hulisz would like to disclose that this course includes discussion of off label use of medications/products.

You must attend the entire webinar, participate in the interactive polling questions, and complete a post course evaluation in order to earn your CE credit.


 Courses Offered
 Smoking Cessation: A Toolkit for Pharmacy Professionals
Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD

Course Accreditation Information:

ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 01/15/2022 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-18-024-L04-P    

RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 01/15/2022 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-18-024-L04-T    

RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  System Requirements for E-Classroom
This is a live presentation delivered over the internet. In order to see and hear the program properly, you must have the following:

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The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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