Tobacco Cessation Counseling: A Protocol for Practicing Pharmacists


Tobacco Cessation Counseling: A Protocol for Practicing Pharmacists


This slide show is a cessation intervention course which pharmacists and clinicians can take and earn free continuing education credit.

The objectives of this course are:

  • Describe a new, redefined role for the pharmacist in the tobacco cessation process, positioning them as the initiator of the quit not solely as the provider of services.
  • Summarize how the pharmacist can serve as a motivator and educator for cessation.
  • Explain the importance of pharmacists referring all patients to appropriate intensive interventions after initiating the cessation process.


The Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation

Funding Sources:

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; The Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation; University of California, San Francisco - Smoking Cessation Leadership Center


Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: July 2007
Last Updated: 05/19/08

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