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Tobacco use and mental illness

Author: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry

Course Created: 2014

Practice Level: Intermediate to Advanced

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
3.5 out of 4.0, Based on: 14 reviews

Course Summary

This course provides an overview of tobacco use and prevention for mental health professionals. Research has demonstrated a combination of biological, psychological and social factors contribute to increased tobacco use among persons with mental illnesses. This course looks at assessment of tobacco use and treatment options for individuals with mental illness

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Overview
  • Tobacco Use and Mental Illness
  • Assessment and Intervention Planning
  • Smoking Cessation Treatment for Persons with Mental Illness
  • Relapse Prevention

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the incidence of depression among those seeking treatment for tobacco use.
  • Explain the 5 A's of treating tobacco use
  • Explain the low success rate of trying to quit smoking "cold turkey".


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