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Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training:
3-Day Foundation Course

The FSU College of Medicine AHEC Tobacco Program is an internationally recognized training program that is accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP). The Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training meets all of the requirements set forth in the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence as well as the national competencies for Tobacco Treatment Specialist acknowledged by The Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD). If you have any questions about the training, please contact Rebecca Carter,, 850-645-0012.

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (CTTS) are professionals who are specially trained to provide treatment for individuals seeking to stop using tobacco.

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists:

  1. Understand the science behind tobacco addiction, nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and effective treatments for tobacco use
  2. Provide clear and accurate information about the causes and consequences of tobacco use
  3. Develop individualized treatment plans using comprehensive, evidence-based assessments and treatment strategies including:
    • Clear and accurate information about effective medications
    • Effective, practical, cognitive-behavioral strategies for quitting and staying quit
  4. Provide effective treatment for all forms of tobacco and nicotine use
  5. Work with a variety of specific populations including those with specific health issues
  6. Use specific, well-accepted methods for tracking individual progress, record keeping, program documentation, outcome measurement and reporting
  7. Serve as educational resources for organizations, healthcare providers, and the general public regarding tobacco use treatment issues