Quitting for Good: A Tobacco Treatment Workshop for Community Pharmacists


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. Attend this session to acquire the knowledge and skills to help your patients maximize their chances of quitting—for good.

This session will be audio-recorded and offered as part of the Home-Study on Demand, included with Premium Registration or available for purchase on-site at the Education Booth.

Pharmacist 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.








This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.

Karen Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy Purdue Univ.
Robin Corelli, PharmD
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: Provider Status
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services, Community-Based Pharmacy Practice
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 25
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center - Ballroom 6E
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-101-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .2
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