Upcoming Webinars

Rethink Tobacco Indiana offers free educational webinars on a variety of topics related to tobacco.

New webinar topics will continue to be added.

Past Available 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.

Vaping: What it is and How Healthcare Providers and Communities Can Address the Epidemic (6/23/20 webinar)

As the tobacco product marketplace evolves, new products are emerging that deliver nicotine to users in different ways. These products include e-cigarettes/vapes such as JUUL or Puff Bars. In the United States, vaping has quickly become a public health epidemic, but what exactly is vaping and what makes it so popular?

During this webinar we will discuss vaping/e-cigarettes, what these products look like and the ingredients found in e-liquids. We’ll review the prevalence of use among adults and youth and how these products impact Hoosier health. At the end of the webinar, we’ll share strategies and resources available to help people quit.

Tobacco Treatment: An Overview of Cessation Services for Older Adults and Indiana Medicaid Members (4/29/20 webinar)

The impact of tobacco use in Indiana is staggering, costing Hoosiers 11,100 lives each year. About 1 in 5 Hoosier adults (21.1%) were current smokers in 2018. In particular, the smoking rates were HIGHEST among adults with lower education, lower income, uninsured, and those with poor mental health status. Smoking is particularly dangerous for the elderly, who are already at heightened risk for various health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, and cancer. Despite the lowered rate of smoking among older adults, the aging of the baby boomers will surely spike the total number of older adults who smoke and are in need of tobacco cessation services in the years to come.

Join us, as we learn about the specific tobacco cessation services offered through the Medicare program and the Indiana Medicaid program, including an overview of coverage benefits, limitations, HCPCS/CPT codes for billing, and frequently asked questions that often arise when trying to effectively connect patients to these services.

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.