Updates in Smoking Cessation: Maximizing Intervention Strategies in Clinical Practice

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of clinicians involved in management of patients who smoke, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, internal medicine and family medicine physicians, clinicians working in the Federal health system, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.

Activity Information

Original Release Date: December 15, 2019
Expiration Date: December 15, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hours

 

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Cardiology

Clinical Endocrinology

Federal Practitioner

Family Medicine / Internal Medicine

 


Instructions for Receiving Credit

Participants should read the activity information, review the activity in its entirety, and complete the online post-test and evaluation. Upon completing this activity as designed and achieving a passing score of 70% on the posttest, you will be directed to a Web page that will allow you to receive your certificate of credit via email or you may print it out at that time. The online post-test and evaluation can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/smoking-cessation-supp 

Faculty

Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director of Clinical Research
Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention
of Cardiovascular Disease
Baltimore, MD

Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH
Professor, UNC Family Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
Director, UNC Tobacco Intervention Programs
Chapel Hill, NC

Thomas J. Payne, PhD, NCTTP
Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of ACT Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of clinicians involved in management of patients who smoke, including cardiologists, endocrinologists,
internal medicine and family medicine physicians, clinicians working in the Federal health system, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of current guideline recommendations for smoking cessation in high-risk populations
  • Identify an appropriate action plan for patients who use tobacco and have comorbid conditions
  • Review current clinical trial data demonstrating the safety and efficacy of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved smoking cessation therapies to better individualize therapy for patients who use tobacco
  • Discuss recent controversies regarding the use of e-cigarettes in smoking cessation

Statement of Educational Need

Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the US. Both combustible forms and e-cigarettes (“vaping”) pose a public health challenge,
especially among younger people. In this timely review, experts assess the evidence for use of drug and nicotinereplacement treatments and debunk the myth that vaping
is an effective strategy for tobacco cessation. The authors provide practical strategies for implementing tobacco cessation plans in various clinical settings to improve
patient outcomes.

Clinicians need to improve their understanding of recommendations and strategies, as well as recent clinical  evidence related to FDA-approved therapies, to make
informed treatment decisions that more effectively help their patients reduce or eliminate their use of tobacco and nicotine-containing products.

Conflict of Interest Policy/ Disclosure Statement

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this
activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted
by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the
content of this CME activity:

Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH, Investigator: Aetna, Amgen. Honoraria: Amgen, Bayer, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Regeneron.
Adam O. Goldstein, MD, has nothing to disclose.
Thomas J. Payne, PhD, NCTTP, has nothing to disclose.
Planners/Managers: The Global Education Group planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Global Academy for Medical Education planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Global Academy for Medical Education. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Global Academy for Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Questions About the Activity

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Media

Internet Activity

Computer System Requirements

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Supported Phones & Tablets:
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