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Free CE Course: Smoking and Anxiety

Posted by Kristin Harms

Aug 29, 2016 3:07:30 PM

Older-Woman.jpgThe California Smokers’ Helpline is pleased to ofer this free recorded webinar, How to Talk with Patients About Smoking Cessation and Anxiety.

The relationship between anxiety and smoking is a significant concern among health professionals. Smokers often use cigarettes to help them manage anxiety. This reliance on cigarettes to reduce anxiety can keep smokers from even trying to quit. And if they do quit, anxiety can trigger relapse. This webinar will address key strategies to help smokers with anxiety to quit.

Click below to complete the form and you’ll be able to watch the webinar and download the course materials. You can also take the course for 1.0 free CE credit. The following credits are being offered: CA BBS, APA, ASWB, CAADE, and CME.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care providers and behavioral health professionals interested in the most current research and effective interventions surrounding smoking cessation and anxiety.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence regarding tobacco use among patients with anxiety
  • Talk with patients or clients about the relationship between anxiety and tobacco cessation
  • Identify and implement evidence-based treatment for treating tobacco dependence


Megan Piper, PhD

Megan-Piper.jpgDr. Piper is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Associate Director of Research at UW-Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention and an Assistant Professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine. Her research focuses on understanding and treating tobacco dependence, with an additional interest in different populations of smokers who have more difficulty quitting, such as women and smokers with mental illness. Dr. Piper began her research on tobacco treatment in 1999 when she collaborated on the Public Health Service Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence that was published in 2000. She then served as the Project Scientist for the 2008 PHS Guideline update. In 2014 she received the Russell-Jarvik Young Investigator Award for her contributions to the field from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.


About this Blog

The California Smokers' Helpline offers free, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in multiple languages to help smokers quit. We also offer free training and resources to health professionals to increase their knowledge and capacity for tobacco cessation.

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For more information about our free training and resources for health professionals, please contact the Helpline Communications Department at (858) 300-1010 or cshoutreach@ucsd.edu.

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