Tobacco Treatment Webinar Series Recordings

Florida State University College of Medicine’s Area Health Education Center (FSU COM AHEC) offers continuing education credit for its Tobacco Treatment Re-Certification Webinar series. The following are archived webinars available for Continuing Education credit.

 Directions:

  1. Select webinar or presentation to watch. Click on the title to view presentation.
  2. Following the webinar, complete the short quiz and presentation evaluation. Continuing education (CE) will not be awarded unless the quiz and evaluation is completed. Evaluation link can be found below the objectives for each of the webinar recordings.
  3. A Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you within 10 business days of completion.

 

Contact Diana Martin for any questions or concerns about the online webinars.
 


Shame, Guilt, and Fear: Do Anti-Smoking Campaigns Work?
By Chad Morris, Ph.D.

Dr. Chad Morris is a psychologist and professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is committed to studying the chronic and modifiable behaviors that lead to unnecessary morbidity and mortality among at risk populations, particularly tobacco use. In 2006, he created the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program which is a multidisciplinary center of excellence for public policy, research, training, and clinical care. Dr. Morris has been the principal investigator for over 20 psychosocial and pharmacological tobacco cessation studies across the lifespan. He has worked with over 40 states to foster sustainable whole health and tobacco control initiatives for priority populations including individuals with mental illnesses and addictions, justice involved individuals, persons who are homeless, pregnant and new mothers, and youth. He has served on many boards and committees and is currently the Board Chair for the North American Quitline Consortium.

Objectives:

  • Describe the evidence base for anti-smoking campaigns that seek to de-normalize smoking
  • Outline potential unintended consequence anti-smoking campaigns make have on health disparity populations
  • Share strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of future messaging to health disparity populations.

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Addressing LGBT Tobacco Disparities

* Not a video. Will open as PDF PowerPoint slides.*

By Regina Washington, DrPH

Dr. Washington is the Director of LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink, working toward eliminating health disparities within LGBT communities as it relates to tobacco use and cancer.

Dr. Washington has over 15 years of combined experience in community, governmental, and academic institutional leadership related to strategic planning, program/policy development, implementation, and evaluation. Her presentations, projects, and writings have focused on health disparities, health education, and health policy, specifically related to tobacco cessation and cancer control. Her public health practice focuses on geographic, social, and behavioral factors associated with cancer health disparities among low socioeconomic status, minority racial/ethnic, sexual and gender minority, and other disadvantaged populations.

 

Objectives:

  • Define basic LGBT terminology and concepts.
  • Discuss LGBT health disparities and risk factors.
  • Explain best and promising practices for LGBT tobacco control.

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Using Email to Help Smokers Quit: Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial

CE Title: Helping Smokers Quit: Efficacy of Tailored Email Messages Providing Information

By J. Lee Westmaas, PhD

J. Lee Westmaas, PhD, is director of tobacco control research in the Behavioral Research Center (BRC) at the American Cancer Society. His research uses theory to investigate predictors of smokers’ motivation to quit, and the success of their quit attempts, in cancer survivors and other populations that experience disparities in the prevalence and effects of tobacco use (e.g., socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals, LGBTI). His research emphasizes social/psychological influences and processes, for example, the receipt of emotional and other support during quit attempts, mood, personality factors, and the role of health behavior theory variables such as perceptions of risk and self-efficacy. Contextual and environmental influences such as education level, stress, access to health care and cessation treatment, and tobacco regulation through smoke-free laws and taxes, are also important considerations in his research. Dr. Westmaas uses results of this research to develop and test interventions that take advantage of existing digital tools such as email, smartphone apps, and texts to provide information and support to assist smokers’ quit attempts.

Objectives:

  • Identify digital based interventions for smoking cessation.
  • Identify advantages for utilizing tailored emails for smoking cessation.

 Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Providing Smoking Cessation Services to Cancer Patients

By Sonia Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN

During her pre-doctoral post-doctoral fellowships, Dr. Duffy was trained in health behaviors and epidemiology, particularly related to smoking cessation, but also other health behaviors. Since then, Dr. Duffy's research interests have focused on health behavior interventions among a variety of populations. Dr. Duffy conducted a randomized controlled trial (RCT) testing the Tobacco Tactics intervention among head and neck cancer patients and it was found to be efficacious. Based on this work, she conducted an implementation study to test the Tobacco Tactics intervention among inpatients at three VA hospitals and it was also found to be effective. In a recently completed U01 grant, across non-VA hospitals, she trained 1028 inpatient nurses to conduct the Tobacco Tactics intervention, which significantly increased quit rates in the intervention hospitals compared to usual care hospitals. In a recently completed R21, she tested the web-based Tobacco Tactics intervention among blue collar workers and found significantly increased quit rates in the intervention group compared to referral the 1-800-QUIT NOW group. As part of a large NCI supported p50 grant, Dr. Duffy showed the relationship between biomarkers and health behaviors and survival.

Objectives:

  • Identify the prevalence of smoking among cancer patients
  • Identify risks associated with continued smoking among cancer patients
  • Identify physical, psychological, and social issues related to smoking among cancer patients
  • Identify patient, provider, and institutional barriers to providing cessation services to cancer patients
  • Identify evidence-based treatment strategies for delivering smoking cessation interventions to cancer patients

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Tobacco and Addiction

By Dan Steeves, BEd, D.A.U.S, MAEd

Dan Steeves is a researcher, health promoter, counselor and educator who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada and is employed by the Nova Scotia Mental Health & Addictions Program where his career has included providing front line tobacco cessation support for a wide range of individuals in a vast arrays of settings. Dan and his team were responsible for establishing Nova Scotia’s first ever broadly based & publicly funded smoking cessation program. Dan has presented at the Canadian National Tobacco Control Conferences, Canadian Public Health Conferences, the UK Smoking Cessation Conference as well as the World Conference on Tobacco & Cancer. More recently, Dan has been exploring the culture of substance use in Nova Scotia and how it is impacting health, learning and communities. He is a dedicated hockey dad who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife and daughter.

Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of view tobacco as an addiction
  • Describe three key aspects of cessation support
  • Provide effective cessation support

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Making Tobacco Cessation Inclusive of LGBT Populations

By Regina Washington, DrPH
 

Dr. Washington is the Director of LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink, working toward eliminating health disparities within LGBT communities as it relates to tobacco use and cancer.

Dr. Washington has over 15 years of combined experience in community, governmental, and academic institutional leadership related to strategic planning, program/policy development, implementation, and evaluation. Her presentations, projects, and writings have focused on health disparities, health education, and health policy, specifically related to tobacco cessation and cancer control. Her public health practice focuses on geographic, social, and behavioral factors associated with cancer health disparities among low socioeconomic status, minority racial/ethnic, sexual and gender minority, and other disadvantaged populations.

Objectives:

  • Identify best practices for tobacco control in LGBT communities
  • Discuss recommended survey questions to collect sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data
  • Discuss strategies for asking SOGI questions on intake survey

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Everyday Self Defense® for Tobacco Treatment Specialists

By Janet Nelson, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Janet Nelson combines over forty years experience as a social worker and a martial artist in her Everyday Self Defense programs. Over the last two decades she as applied her martial arts experience to the growing personal safety needs of social workers and other human service workers, including child and adult protective service investigators.

Janet's perspective enables her to consider both professional practice standards and the need for worker safety awareness as well as self defense skills.  While the overall theme of an Everyday Self Defense training is to prevent, avoid and escape violence, Janet recognizes that, unfortunately, social workers and other human service workers need help and can no longer ignore their personal safety on the job.

Objectives:

  • Identify skills to improve personal insight and control in personal safety situations
  • Develop and list capabilities to assess threats to personal safety in the workplace
  • List physical and interpersonal skills that help avoid workplace violence

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Everyday Self Defense® Use Your Environment

Part 2 of Everyday Self Defense for Tobacco Treatment Specialists

By Janet Nelson, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Janet Nelson combines over forty years experience as a social worker and a martial artist in her Everyday Self Defense programs. Over the last two decades she as applied her martial arts experience to the growing personal safety needs of social workers and other human service workers, including child and adult protective service investigators.

Janet's perspective enables her to consider both professional practice standards and the need for worker safety awareness as well as self defense skills.  While the overall theme of an Everyday Self Defense training is to prevent, avoid and escape violence, Janet recognizes that, unfortunately, social workers and other human service workers need help and can no longer ignore their personal safety on the job.

Objectives:

  • Identify skills to improve personal insight and control in personal safety situations
  • Develop and list capabilities to assess threats to personal safety in the workplace
  • List physical and interpersonal skills that help avoid workplace violence

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Everyday Self Defense® Safely Avoiding Conflict

Part 3 of Everyday Self Defense for Tobacco Treatment Specialists

By Janet Nelson, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Janet Nelson combines over forty years experience as a social worker and a martial artist in her Everyday Self Defense programs. Over the last two decades she as applied her martial arts experience to the growing personal safety needs of social workers and other human service workers, including child and adult protective service investigators.

Janet's perspective enables her to consider both professional practice standards and the need for worker safety awareness as well as self defense skills.  While the overall theme of an Everyday Self Defense training is to prevent, avoid and escape violence, Janet recognizes that, unfortunately, social workers and other human service workers need help and can no longer ignore their personal safety on the job.

Objectives:

  • Identify skills to improve personal insight and control in personal safety situations
  • Develop and list capabilities to assess threats to personal safety in the workplace
  • List physical and interpersonal skills that help avoid workplace violence

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Agnotology and Stigma: Lessons from the History of Smoking and Tobacco Control

By Joseph M. Gabriel, Ph.D.

Joseph Gabriel is Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University. He teaches and writes about the history of medicine, with a focus on the history of the pharmaceutical industry, drug addiction, and medical ethics.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the history of tobacco industry marketing and tobacco control in the United States
  • Define agnotology and discuss how the tobacco industry has used agnotological practices to undermine public health
  • Discuss how public health efforts can increase stigma

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

 

Tobacco Use Disorder- Neglected Addiction

By Andree Aubrey, MSW, LCSW, CTTS

Andrée Aubrey is a licensed clinical social worker who began working in 1999 to improve access to treatment for tobacco dependency.  While director of the Big Bend Area Health Education Center (AHEC), she began training rural physicians on the US PHS clinical practice guidelines. Ms. Aubrey has created many tobacco education curricula, including foto-novelas, to address the needs of various health professions disciplines or special populations of smokers. Ms. Aubrey designed an intervention “On Your Terms” that targets tobacco users who are not ready to quit, using an MI approach which encourages practice quit attempts supported with samples of NRT.

Objectives:

  • Understand some unique features of Tobacco Use Disorder and how the disorder impacts individuals with behavioral health conditions
  • Examine common clinical and organizational barriers to consistently integrate tobacco treatment along with other behavioral health services
  • Design communications strategies advocating for tobacco treatment integration by making the business case and addressing professional values

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

 

E-Cigarettes in Smoke Free Polices

By Onjewel Smith

Onjewel Smith has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years helping organizations and communities.  She has worked closely with communities throughout the country to reduce tobacco industry presence (products, marketing, and influence) in African American communities. She has also worked closely with local and statewide tobacco control networks providing technical assistance to their efforts to reach out to and involve African American and other communities of color.  Onjewel currently serves as the Southern States Strategist for the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation.

Objectives:

  • Identify the dangers of electronic cigarettes to public health
  • List at least 3 reasons to include e-cigarettes in smokefree policies
  • Identify tobacco industry tactics to undermine smokefree policies

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

 

Tobacco and the Impact on Black Americans

By Michael Scott

Michael Scott serves as the Chronic Disease Program Manager, overseeing Tobacco, Cancer and HIV/AIDS prevention and education programming. He has 17 years of public health experience focused on disease prevention in the areas of HIV, diabetes, cancer, and tobacco use prevention. Prior to his position at The Center for Black Health & Equity, he served as a Health Education Specialist at both the Durham County Department of Public Health and Duke University Medical Center. Mr. Scott holds a BS degree in Health Education from North Carolina Central University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Objectives:

  • Identify at least 2 populations who smoke menthol cigarettes at higher rates
  • List at least 2 reasons why menthol cigarettes are attractive to new smokers

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

 

Youth Cessation and the Vaping Epidemic

By Lisa Gwynn, D.O., MBA

Lisa Gwynn, D.O, MBA is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics and public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  She serves as the President of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP).  Dr. Gwynn joined the University of Miami faculty in 2010 following nine years of public practice. She earned her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Gwynn earned her MBA in health sector management and policy from the University of Miami School of Business.

Objectives:

  • Understand how to recognize e-cigarette use and treatment options for patients in the office setting
  • Define the known harms, hazards and appeal of e-cigarettes in youth
  • Recognize nicotine addiction and how to treat

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Reducing the Harm: A Brief Conversation about how far we have come, how far we have yet to go

By Les Beitsch, MD, JD

Dr. Beitsch's focus is on Health Policy and Public Health. Prior to joining the College of Medicine, Dr. Beitsch was Commissioner of Health for the State of Oklahoma, serving in that capacity from June 2001 until November 2003. He has held several positions within the Florida Department of Health for 12 years, most recently Deputy Secretary. He is past chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, serving in this capacity from October 2013 until December 2020.   He is also affiliated with the Center for Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Beitsch's focus is on Health Policy and Public Health.

Objectives:

  • Recognize and describe historic achievements related to tobacco control
  • Describe current challenges to further nicotine dependency reductions at the population level
  • Explore potential new paradigms that could radically change current tobacco control limitations

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Integrating Tobacco Treatment within Addiction Treatment Programs

By Joseph Guydish, PhD, MPH

Dr. Joseph Guydish is a Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the University of California, San Francisco. His research concerns access delivery and organization of substance abuse treatment services, treatment effectiveness and adoption of new treatments into practice settings. He has led studies evaluating San Francisco efforts to improve access to publicly funded drug abuse treatment. Dr. Guydish is currently testing an organizational change intervention designed to support drug abuse treatment programs in better addressing tobacco dependence.

Objectives:

  • Understand tobacco use prevalence and morbidity in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment populations
  • Identify individual and organizational factors associated with high rates of smoking in treatment populations
  • Identify strategies to reduce smoking in SUD treatment settings

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Integrating Tobacco Treatment within Behavioral Health

By Doug Tipperman, MSW

Doug Tipperman is the Tobacco Policy Liaison, with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs. He coordinates SAMHSA’s tobacco free recovery efforts, which focus on reducing tobacco use by persons with mental health and/or substance use disorders. In addition, he serves on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Tobacco Control steering committee chaired by the Surgeon General.

Objectives:

  • Identify specific barriers to addressing tobacco use in persons with behavioral health conditions
  • Identify mental health and addiction recovery benefits of quitting tobacco use
  • Identify specific strategies for effective integration of tobacco treatment in behavioral health settings

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation

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Continuing Education Credit: Florida State University College of Medicine Area Health Education Center is a Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, and Respiratory Care approved provider of continuing education. CE Broker Provider ID #50-21016. This program meets the requirements for up to 1 contact hour. FSU College of Medicine AHEC is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Provider ID# 122098. FSU College of Medicine AHEC is a designated provider of continuing education hours for Florida Certification Board for Recovery Peer Specialists. Provider #: 5156-A.

When Quitting is a Good Thing: How Peer Specialists Can Help Others Quit Smoking

By Rebecca Carter, LCSW, CTTS

Rebecca Carter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Ms. Carter earned her graduate degree in Social Work in 2013 and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Work in 2012 – both from Florida State University. She is the Tobacco Program Manager for FSU AHEC and is responsible for ensuring access to treatment for individuals with mental health or addictions and tobacco dependence co-morbidities. She provides community outreach, technical assistance for mental health clinicians who have been trained as Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS), and training for mental health organizations, as well as, facilitates tobacco dependence treatment groups for the local community mental health hospital. Ms. Carter is working with FSU AHEC to influence social norms about tobacco use by providing guidance to Florida’s behavioral health organizations, as well as, education and advocacy with peer organizations. Ms. Carter is the Secretary for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tallahassee Board of Directors, the Staff Advisor for Hang Tough, a student organization on campus, serves on the FSU College of Social Work Field Advisory Committee and on the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Big Bend Steering Committee as the Continuing Education Chair.

Directions:

  1. Select webinar or presentation to watch. Click on the title to view presentation.
  2. The series is made up of 6 mini presentations, each of which are worth 0.5 CE. You will have to watch Part 1 & Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4, and/or Part 5 & Part 6 before being able to complete the short quiz and presentation evaluation for the two parts which will allow for a total of 1 CE. Continuing education (CE) will not be awarded unless the quiz and evaluation are completed. Evaluation link can be found below the objectives for each of the webinar recordings.

Part 1 - Overview

Objectives:

  • Discuss overview of nicotine addiction and tobacco use
  • Identify prevalence rates of tobacco use in both the general population and the behavioral health population

Part 2 – Role of Peers

Objectives:

  • Address the importance of entering into recovery from tobacco
  • Describe the role of peers in helping others quit

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation for Parts 1 & 2

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Part 3 – A Disparity in Need of Defense

Objectives:

  • Review terminology
  • Understand the behavioral health population is a health disparity population and is disproportionately affected by tobacco

Part 4 – Barriers & Benefits

Objectives:

  • Recognize barriers to tobacco dependence treatment
  • List benefits of quitting tobacco

Presentation Quiz and Evaluation for Parts 3 & 4

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Coming Soon!

Part 5 – Tobacco Dependence Treatment & Resources

Objectives:

  • Discuss the USPHS Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence treatment recommendations
  • Identify resources for both helping consumers and professional development

Part 6 – Talking to Tobacco Users About Quitting (Motivational Interviewing)

Objectives:

  • Understand and describe the basic philosophy and principles of Motivational Interviewing
  • Identify tips for talking to tobacco users

 

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