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Webinar Recordings on Smoking Cessation

Motivational Interviewing and Brief Action Planning for Smoking Cessation in Primary Care

Presented on Thursday, January 12, 2017
Presented by: Susan Lane, MD, FACP  and Steven Cole, MD, FAPA

(1) Describe the four elements of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
(2) Describe 5 core competencies of Brief Action Planning (BAP)
(3) Explain the relationship of MI and BAP and the patients for whom MI and BAP are likely to be most appropriate
(4) Apply some of the core skills of BAP with their patients who smoke and/or have other risky health behaviors

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Closing the Gap: Treatment of Tobacco Dependence

Presented on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Presented by: Donna Seminara, MD, FACP

(1) Treat tobacco users using the 5 A's model of tobacco dependence treatment;
(2) Identify effective approaches to counseling and recognize components of a non-judgmental counseling method called motivational interviewing;
(3) Confidently prescribe and list major side effects of the FDA approved smoking cessation medications; and
(4) Answer your patients' questions about electronic cigarettes.

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Beyond Cigarettes: It's Not Just Tobacco Anymore

Presented on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Faculty: Linda Efferen, MD, MBA, FACP, FCCP, FCCM

(1) Summarize demographic trends in tobacco and other nicotine delivery device(s) use;
(2) Interpret evolving evidence related to toxic effects of nicotine and/or other agents in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS); and
(3) Assess relative risk / benefit of ENDS relative to tobacco use prevention / cessation strategies

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    • New York State Smokers’ Quit line: 1-866-NY-QUITS (697-8487) or dial 311.
    • 5 Steps to Quit Smoking Flier and Other Resources - Click Here
    • NYS Quitline - Click Here
      • Refer-to-Quit (online registration) or Fax-to-Quit
      • Medication Discount cards, NYC & NYS
      • Savings calculator
      • Statewide listing of local programs
      • Materials for patients and providers
      • Text messaging and social media programs to help with quitting
    - Click here
    • Information about a wide range of topics related to smoking and quitting
    • LiveHelp, the National Cancer Institute's instant messaging service
    • National Cancer Institute's telephone quitline, 1-877-44U-QUIT
    • Local and state telephone quitlines, 1-800-QUIT-NOW
    • SmokefreeTXT, the National Cancer Institute's text messaging service
    • Smokefree apps, quizzes, and materials to download
    • Publications to download, print, or order
    • Text “quit” to 47848 for more information
  • CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs - Click Here
  • CDC TIPS Campaign - Click Here
  • American Lung Association - Click Here
  • American Cancer Society - Click Here
  • Tobacco Cessation Training For Health Professionals                                           
    • Healthcare Professionals: Help Your Patients Quit Smoking - Click Here 
    • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario - Click Here                                             
    • NYC Quits - Click Here
    • Motivational Interviewing Training - Click Here
    • ACP Practice Advisor Modules (including Motivational Interviewing) - Click Here
    • Videos on Motivational Interviewing                                                                                            
      • Speaking to Your Patient About Smoking Cessation - Click Here
      • Motivational Interviewing for Busy Clinicians - Click Here
      • Information and Training on System Wide Smoking Cessation: The Ottawa Model - Click Here
    • State Laws on Tobacco Products                                                          

Free Smoking Cessation Learning Module Available Online!

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., and as physicians, you are in the best position to help patients successfully quit smoking, while simultaneously lowering their risk of heart disease, stroke, COPD and other diseases.

Recently, the NYC Health Department has developed an excellent and free online learning module to assist physicians by enhancing your knowledge on how to effectively assess, counsel, and address tobacco use, greatly improving patients' chances of successfully quitting. For medical residents, this module meets five of the six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies and is able to be placed in your learning management system. For attending physicians, this module provides 1 CME credit.

Highlights of the module include:

  • The "5 A's" model of treating tobacco use
  • Provider/Patient communication techniques
  • Treatment options and guidance, including combination therapy
  • New York State Medicaid Benefits
  • Billing information for smoking cessation counseling

Click here to access the online module (requires flash) and here to access additional provider resources.

Last Updated 1.31.19


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