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Pharmacotherapy and Counseling for the Tobacco Dependent Patient

A Continuing Education Workshop for Health Care Providers

Trainings offered on a per request basis. Approved for 2.5 CE hours by the University of Mississippi Department of Continuing Education for AMA Category I, Pharmacy, Dental, Nursing (Mississippi), Social Work (Mississippi), and General CEU.

For more information, please contact Kathy Banks at 601.815.1180, or kbanks@umc.edu.

Training Goal

This workshop was developed for the purpose of educating healthcare providers regarding the management of tobacco use and dependence.

Upon completion of this program, healthcare providers should consistently and routinely assess their patients for tobacco use and dependence. Further, they should offer and deliver a brief, evidence-based treatment program to facilitate their patients' efforts to permanently quit the use of all tobacco products.


Since Spring 1999, we have trained several thousand healthcare professionals in Mississippi and nationally. This program is fundamentally based on the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) 5A's curriculum, as recommended in the Public Health Service Guideline (2008), Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.

Attendees at our workshops have included professionals representing many disciplines, including medicine, psychology, dentistry and dental hygiene, psychiatry, nursing, social work, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, Social work, health educators, occupational therapy, and many others.

This 2.5 hour curriculum includes:

  • Key prevalence statistics
  • Health overview
  • Effective intervention strategies
  • Medications review
  • Motivational enhancement
  • Systems change procedures for the clinic environment


This program is geared towards healthcare providers, administrators, and other professionals interested in tobacco control. CE is routinely offered in Mississippi, and can be arranged at other sites as well. Please email Kathy Banks (kbanks@umc.edu) for further information.

The ACT Center at tThe University of Mississippi Medical Center
The University of Mississippi Medical Center