Quitting smoking can be difficult, but there are proven treatments and strategies to help people quit successfully! Although a majority of cigarette smokers make a quit attempt each year, fewer than one third use cessation medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or behavioral counseling to support quit attempts.
1. Describe the tobacco use prevalence among persons with behavioral health conditions
2. Introduce the clinical practice guidelines evidence-based recommendation on pharmacologic treatment
options for patients with tobacco dependence
3. Compare various tobacco treatment medications, including the safety and efficacy data, for the management of tobacco cessation
4. Examine tobacco treatment medications, including doses, routes, and frequency of administration