USF AHEC Tobacco Training & Cessation Program
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Tobacco Training & Cessation Program


Health Care Provider Education and Training

Professional continuing education and training is offered by qualified staff and recognized experts in the field to health care providers and community partners on a variety of tobacco cessation related topics. Trainings are complimentary for providers who work in our 9-county service area.

Topics include:

  • The effects of smoking
  • The benefits of quitting
  • Cessation pharmacotherapy
  • Biology of addiction
  • The Public Health Services major steps of intervention
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Referral options
  • Dealing with relapse
The contents of our educational programs are derived from the Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Public Health Services as supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To schedule a training session on any of the above topics, please contact LaToya S. Clark at (813) 974-3507.

Tobacco CME

Tobacco CME is an online continuing education program used for both health professions students and health care professionals. Completion of the modules will broaden a health care professional's understanding of tobacco-related issues and treatment modalities. These modules are provided free to health care providers. Registration is required in order to receive credit.

Click here for printable directions for providers and a description of the modules offered.

Additional Resources and Information

Sponsored by the University of South Florida AHEC and the State of Florida, Department of Health.