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Organization: Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Category: Health
Tags: tobacco, oral health
CEU: Chemical Dependency Continuing Education Certificate 2.00

Course Description
This course is designed to give you practical information to help your patients quit tobacco!  The information about the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, also known as the ASHLine, is for those residing in Arizona.  People in other states can call the National Quitline at 1-800-QUIT NOW.  This will dial directly into the state quitline where your area code is located.

You will learn general tobacco information including current statistics, and some of the consequences of tobacco use.  The effects of secondhand smoke are discussed as well as a review of the oral manifestations of tobacco use.  The important role dental professionals play in tobacco cessation, and the current standard for addressing tobacco use in healthcare settings is also addressed.  The “Ask, Advise, Refer” system makes it easy to talk to patients; and knowing where to refer them for free help in quitting makes you the hero!   You will learn about the seven FDA approved cessation medications including Bupropion, the first non-nicotine medication approved for tobacco cessation.  The last part provides more in-depth information on oral cancer, the most debilitating oral manifestation of tobacco use.

Note: This course consists of 112 slides, which are called "chapters" in the course tabs

WARNING: Taking this course may help you save lives!
Time Requirement
Less than two hours
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