Treating Tobacco Dependence

Treating Tobacco Dependence: The Clinician’s Role

Only 31% of smokers trying to quit use any evidence-based treatment. 

Health care providers can help raise the success rate of quitting by helping smokers access cessation therapies and resources, especially because they often care for patients at a time when they are seeking care for a smoking-related illness. These opportunities are crucial, and smoking cessations rates could be greatly increased if providers routinely used these opportunities to provide their patients with effective treatment. 

Virtual Training for Clinicians: The Importance of Healthcare Workers in Treating Tobacco Dependence. 

Duration: 30 min


  • Review the facts about tobacco use. 
  • Learn about evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment. 
  • Practice real life examples.
  • Identify smalls steps any clinic can do to make tobacco treatment a part of the daily clinical process. 

Quiz provided at the end to verify completion.


Trainings From the MI Tobacco Quitline:

The Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers free, on demand continuing education units. There are nine courses to choose from with AMA PRA or CNE credits ranging from .25 to 1 contact hours.


One-time registration to access the trainings is required. Upon completion of a course, you will receive a certificate with your contact hours.