Treatments for Smoking Cessation

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

Course Material Authors

Lenka Stepankova, MD, PhD

Dr. Stepankova is a physician and psychotherapist who obtained her PhD in 2013. Her main field of interest is tobacco dependence treatment in smokers with depression and other mental illnesses. She has worked has a therapist and is currently a lecturer at First Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague.

Tim Lancaster, MD

Dr Tim Lancaster is a Professor of Primary Health Care at King’s College in London and has published extensively on ways to improve smoking cessation.

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.

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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
1.5 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $10.46
4.3 out of 5
21 members have taken this course