Quitting for Good: A Tobacco Treatment Workshop for Community Pharmacists

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Smoking still kills. Despite decades of public health initiatives, tobacco use remains the leading known cause of preventable death in the United States, resulting in an estimated 443,595 deaths annually. Although some patients use medications that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to aid their ability to quit, long-term quit rates are still low. Pharmacists are strategically positioned to help increase tobacco cessation. During this interactive case-based session, presenters will discuss current evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of various treatment approaches and the role of electronic nicotine delivery systems in tobacco cessation. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize recent data regarding the efficacy and safety of available medications for treating tobacco use and dependence.
  2. Develop a treatment regimen that incorporates effective medications for smoking cessation, including drug(s), dose(s), route(s) and frequency of administration.
  3. Explain the role of electronic nicotine delivery systems in smoking cessation.
  4. Discuss the significance of current statewide protocols allowing pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation products without obtaining a prescription from a medical prescriber.

Activity type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 2.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.2 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-101-H01-P

To obtain credit for completing Quitting for Good: A Tobacco Treatment Workshop for Community Pharmacists, watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: March 25, 2019

Expiration date: March 25, 2022 


Quitting for Good: A Tobacco Treatment Workshop for Community Pharmacists is an archived, online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.


Karen Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPhRobin Corelli, PharmD; and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association


There is no fee associated with this activity. 

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements.