Available Webinars

Rethink Tobacco Indiana offers free educational webinars on a variety of topics related to tobacco.
New webinar topics will continue to be added.

Tobacco Treatment: An Overview of Cessation Services for Older Adults and Indiana Medicaid Members – Webinar 4/29

The impact of tobacco use in Indiana is staggering, costing the state 11,100 Hoosier lives each year. About one in five Hoosier adults (21.1%) were current smokers in 2018. In particular, smoking rates were HIGHEST among adults with lower education, lower income, uninsured, and those with poor mental health status.Join us, as we’ll hear from industry experts about the specific tobacco cessation services offered through the Medicare program and the Indiana Medicaid program, including frequently asked questions that often arise when trying to effectively connect patients to these services.

One hour of FREE CME/CEUs can be earned, for participants who join the LIVE session on Wednesday, April 29th. You will receive instructions on how to claim credit via the post webinar email.

Past Webinars

TO VIEW A WEBINAR: Simply click on the webinar title from the list below. On the page that follows, choose the lesson you wish to proceed with under course content. Once you’ve viewed the webinar, the associated quiz will populate below the lesson field or video screen.

Navigating Medication Options for Smoking Cessation in Mental Health

According to the Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, “Clinicians should encourage all patients attempting to quit to use effective medications for tobacco dependence treatment, except where contraindicated or for specific populations for which there is insufficient evidence for effectiveness.”

With many different medications available, how do clinicians know which medication to recommend or prescribe?  This webinar course is designed to educate health professionals in mental health settings on the various tobacco treatment medication options available to consumers.  Viewers will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each medication, the comparative cost of the different options, and review data on medication safety and efficacy.

 

When the Vapor Clears

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), more commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vapes, have become increasingly popular among adults and youth.  This webinar course is designed to educate consumers and health professionals on the evolving landscape of ENDS use in the United States, including patterns of use among adults and youth.  The webinar will also review the health effects and the marketing tactics of the tobacco industry as they relate to ENDS.

Assisting Tobacco-Addicted Individuals with Tobacco Recovery

This webinar course is designed to equip peer recovery counselors/specialists and community health workers with the necessary knowledge and skills to assist and support other mental health consumers with quitting tobacco use. This webinar may be used to train fellow peers in a group or individual setting. Tobacco cessation is an important part of recovery.

Partnership with

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Rethink Tobacco Indiana has partnered with the Purdue University College of Pharmacy to offer free continuing education (CE) opportunities to healthcare professionals on various tobacco cessation topics.

Click here to view the available tobacco cessation courses offered through Purdue.  First time users will be asked to create a new account to gain access, manage progress, and complete post-tests and evaluations after each module.  Purdue University College of Pharmacy is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.