Treatments for Smoking Cessation

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About the Course:

This course explores smoking cessation and depression. The articles look at the rate of abstinence for patients with mild and moderate/severe depression compared with patients without depression. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) was found to be effective the longer it was taken, even exceeding the recommended time frames. Evidence-based practice proves effectiveness and improvement in depression with both NRT and individual therapy. Smoking cessation should be part of preventative health services.

Publication Date:

29 December 2016 and 2018


Lenka Stepankova, MD, PhD

Center for Tobacco-Dependent of the 3rd Medical Department—Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic

Tim Lancaster, MD

Cochrane Review

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge a correlation between smoking and depression, which worsens with more severe depression.

  2. Recognize that while more severe depression indicates a stronger addiction to tobacco, once abstinence is achieved, depression is improved.

  3. Extrapolate that counseling is effective in treating smoking addiction, as is pharmacotherapy, but the combination of both therapies is the most effective.

Depression and Smoking Cessation: Evidence from a Smoking Cessation Clinic with 1-Year Follow-Up

You must read both articles to pass the exam.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Individual behavioural counselling for smoking cessation

Exam is based on material ending on page 17 of this article.

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Course Number: 102524
Credit Hours: 1.5cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1.5cr
Exam Fee: $10.46
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