Assisting Patients with Quitting – How to Talk the Talk for Successful Tobacco Cessation Short Title: Assisting Patients with Quitting (Part Two)

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Assisting Patients with Quitting – How to Talk the Talk for Successful Tobacco Cessation Short Title: Assisting Patients with Quitting (Part Two)

 

Webinar Objectives:

•Understand how to assess a patient’s readiness to quit and assist them with planning
•Develop successful change talk, motivational interviewing and behavioral counseling skills
•Learn how to effectively optimize nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacological supports

 

 

"Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition, driven by addiction to nicotine, and it may take many attempts before a person can quit smoking successfully.Despite challenges to quitting, nearly 70% of adults who smoke say they want to quit. With the cooperation of healthcare providers, significant progress for tobacco cessation has been made over the years, yet recent studies have shown that 47% of adults in mental health facilities and 33% of substance abuse treatment facilities are not screened to quit by their provider and approximately 60% of mental health facilities and 50% of substance abuse treatment facilities did not offer cessation counseling. Furthermore, less than one-third of individuals who make a quit attempt each year are prescribed helpful FDA approved cessation medications. To register for part one of this series, please click here. 

Join national expert Frank Vitale, MA, National Director of the Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation to learn more about how to help you clients successfully quit and optimize behavioral counseling and FDA-approved cessation supports medications."

 

Please click here to register for this webinar.