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Free Recorded Webinar and 1.0 CE Credit

How to Talk with Patients about Smoking Cessation and Anxiety

The 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.

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.

Release Date: July 28, 2016 | Expiration Date: July 27, 2019

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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

Presenter List

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.

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UC San Diego Accreditation Statement
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

NURSES: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (report up to 1.0 hour of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number).

UC San Diego Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

UC San Diego Cultural and Linguistic Competency Statement
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.

Mental Health Credit Designation Statements
CE Learning Systems designates this enduring material for a maximum of one credit (1.0) for the following groups:

Psychologists: California Smokers’ Helpline continuing education co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Counselors and MFTs: This event will be accepted by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences based on American Psychological Association (APA) approval. Thus, counselors and MFTs who qualify for CA BBS credits can receive credit for this course.

Social Workers: CE Learning Systems, service provider of CE-credit.com, is approved by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB) ACE to provide continuing education courses. CE-credit.com parent organization, CE Learning Systems, maintains responsibility for the courses. Also, this event will be accepted by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences based on American Psychological Association (APA) approval. Thus, social workers who qualify for CA BBS credits can receive credit for this course.

Addiction Professionals: California Smokers’ Helpline continuing education co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC) and Certified Clinical Supervisors (CCS) in accordance with the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE). (Provider # CP40 957 H 0217).

Planning Committee

Gary Tedeschi, PhD
Clinical Director, California Smokers’ Helpline
University of California, San Diego
Moores Cancer Center

Kristin Harms
Communications Manager, California Smokers’ Helpline
University of California, San Diego
Moores Cancer Center

Lesley Phillips, MPH
Training Manager, Center for Tobacco Cessation
University of California, San Diego
Moores Cancer Center