30 Seconds Can Save a Life – Using a Quick Approach and Pharmacotherapy to Manage Tobacco Use Disorder

Summary

After successful completion of the program, the participant will be better able to:

  • Recognize the importance of addressing tobacco use at every patient encounter, including patient with comorbid chronic conditions
  • Apply the 3A’s (Ask, Advise, Act) brief tobacco intervention algorithm
  • Review the rationale and evidence for using combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in smoking cessation
  • Discuss how “Reduce to Quit” with NRT can help patients quit smoking
  • Determine appropriate NRT dosing and product selection tailored to individual patient needs