Tobacco Use and Dependence: Reviewer Disclosure

This activity will help learners understand tobacco dependence as a chronic disease and instruct learners on how to initiate evidence-based clinical interventions using a brief intervention model.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended to meet the needs of all professionals who provide healthcare to tobacco users. This includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, dentists, hygienists, respiratory therapists, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, pharmacists, and others.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  1. Describe the rationale for treating tobacco dependence
  2. Explain why tobacco dependence is a chronic disease
  3. Initiate clinical interventions for tobacco users who are willing to quit as well as tobacco users who are not willing to make a quit attempt
  4. Assist tobacco users in their quit attempt with strategies designed to prevent relapse
  5. Implement appropriate strategies to assist populations disparately affected by tobacco dependence to quit
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Reviewer Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity. For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:

* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring material for maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.

ASWB Approved Continuing Education (ACE)

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 enduring continuing education credits.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for .1 CEUs or 1 hours.


The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify the Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health.

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