Smoking Cessation


At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the stages of change in the transtheoretical model of behavioral change 
  • List common withdrawal symptoms that occur when dependent smokers quit smoking
  • List the seven approved medications for cessation
  • Describe the “5 A’s” and the “5 R’s”, as discussed in the Clinical Practice Guideline on Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence

And you will be able to use your knowledge to:

  • Evaluate a smoker's motivation to quit
  • Increase motivation to quit in the smoker not ready to quit
  • Recommend medication for the smoker ready to quit
  • Apply brief interventions to clinical scenarios of smokers ready to quit and those not ready to quit

If you go through supplemental material, you will have additional information about:

  • Medications and counseling for the smoker ready to quit

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About this activity:
This activity was orginally created on: Oct. 14, 2011
  • So Young Oh
  • Susan Urban
  • Deirdre Apicello
  • Kathleen Hanley
  • Brielle Blatt
  • Jillian Halpern