Smoking Cessation: Counseling Strategies and Pharmacologic Treatments

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours

Course Overview

In this free smoking cessation course, Lisa Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC of Cedar Valley Medical Specialists of Iowa discusses the current health impacts of smoking and patterns of nicotine use. She explains the assessment factors in determining readiness to quit, treatment options for smoking cessation, and how to pull a plan together for success.

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify current patterns of nicotine use and their health impacts.
  2. Discuss how to assess a patient for readiness to quit smoking and use the assessment to plan the next steps toward cessation.
  3. Discuss treatment options available for smoking cessation, identifying those that have shown the most successful outcomes.


  • Lisa Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of PCNA. PCNA is accredited by AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.