Part of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies program (LMCC)

Nonmember price per Module

Nonmember: $68.32

Member price per Module | NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 20% discount and tiered pricing.

Physician/Doctor Member: $54.55
Non-Doctoral Health Professional Member: $40.92
Student/Trainee Member: $38.24

CME Credits
1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
(Full accreditation information listed below)


Part of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies program, this topic module contains two units:

  • Introduction to Tobacco Cessation Best Practices | Shaylona?Kirk, MD, MPH, MA
  • Putting Tobacco Cessation Best Practices to Work Shaylona?Kirk, MD, MPH, MA

This Tobacco Cessation module provides a review of the literature about the health effects of tobacco use and the benefits of tobacco cessation. More importantly, it describes effective, evidence-based treatment strategies and discusses ways to integrate the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) cessation guidelines into your practices. The course shares ways to apply intervention strategies to effectively assist your patients with smoking cessation. There will be a brief overview of current pharmacotherapy recommendations for tobacco cessation and how to best integrate these recommendations with ongoing behavioral interventions. For the segment of your patient population that is unwilling to stop using tobacco products, motivational interviewing techniques will be described with sample cases provided.

Incorporating tobacco cessation assessment and intervention into your practice is a key step toward practicing lifestyle medicine. Many tobacco cessation strategies revolve around lifestyle changes of your patients. Your increased knowledge and competence about tobacco cessation will help with better diagnosis and treatment options for improved health for your patients.

After viewing the module presentations, learners should be able to:

Introduction to Tobacco Cessation Best Practices

  • Recognize the need for healthcare providers to work consistently to reduce tobacco use
  • Describe the negative health effects of tobacco use
  • Describe the health benefits of tobacco cessation
  • Apply effective, evidence-based treatment options
  • Incorporate recommendations from the USPHS Tobacco Cessation Guideline

Putting Tobacco Cessation Best Practices to Work

  • Use the 5 As model as a guide for tobacco cessation brief interventions
  • Apply effective interventions to assist users willing to quit tobacco
  • Recognize the importance of dual pharmacotherapy and behavior therapy for tobacco cessation
  • Provide help to users who are currently unwilling to quit tobacco

Module Format
The Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies education activity is composed of a series of modules viewed in a digital format. Users are able to move through the module at their own pace. It begins and ends with an assessment of the learner’s comprehension of the subject matter. Interactive scenarios, images, audio, and video may have been added to enhance the experience.

1.75 hours

Assessment and Measurement
A score of 80% or higher on the unit quizzes is required to pass the module.

This module can be viewed on desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required for this program. Laptop or PC preferred.

Term of Approval
January 26, 2022 – January 26, 2025

Access to online material is granted through the term approval which ends January 26, 2025.


Shaylona Kirk, MD, MPH, MA
No relationships to disclose


Susan Benigas
Executive Director, ACLM
No relationships to disclose

Donna Grande, MGA
Chief Executive Officer, ACPM
No relationships to disclose

Angela Mickalide, PhD, MCHES
Vice President of Programs and Education, ACPM
No relationships to disclose

Stephanie Madrigal, MS
Manager, Education, ACPM
No relationships to disclose

Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACLM, DipABLM
HealthType LLC, Principal and Founder
No relationships to disclose

Paulina Shetty, MS, RDN, CPT, DipACLM
Director of Education, ACLM
No relationships to disclose

Alexandra Kees, MPH
Education Project Manager, ACLM
No relationships to disclose

Amanda Zelek, PharmD, DipACLM
Reviewer, ACLM
No relationships to disclose

Kelly Freeman, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, DipACLM
Director, Academic Advancement, ACLM
No relationships to disclose

Faculty Disclosures
The American College of Preventive Medicine supports fair and unbiased participation of individuals in Academy/Foundation education activities. Any real or potential conflicts of interest must be identified and managed. All relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that directly impact and/or might conflict with College activities must be disclosed, or disclosure that no relevant financial relationships exist must be documented. Other relationships that could cause private interests to conflict with professional interests must also be disclosed. This policy is intended to openly identify any potential conflict so that participants in an education activity are able to form their own judgments about the presentation. In addition, disclosure must be made of presentations on drugs or devices or uses of drugs or devices that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

This activity does not include any discussion of drugs and devices that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. No off-label use is discussed in this publication.

This activity did not receive commercial support.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Please note: Continuing Education (CE) for allied health professionals is ONLY available for the full 32-hour program and is NOT available for individual modules.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement
This curriculum is applicable for Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Designation Statement
The ACPM designates this enduring material for 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACPM is not accredited to offer credit to non-physicians. To determine if activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs, please contact your credentialing body directly.

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