Listed here are websites with online courses for healthcare providers and others interested in helping people stop smoking or using tobacco products.  Some courses offer current CE/CME credits and some require registration to access.  (Website listing is for information only, inclusion does not constitute endorsement.)


Smoking Cessation Therapy: Medical Considerations to Optimize Treatment Success
Pharmacist course sponsored by Pfizer, CE deadline has passed but course is still available:

Tobacco Cessation Counseling: A Protocol for Practicing Pharmacists
Online slide presentation with narration (access open to all); taking test is required to receive ACPE approved for 1.5 CEs (go to and search "Tobacco Cessation," membership required):

Therapeutic Strategies in Smoking Cessation
Accredited by ACPE for 2.0 hours (.20 CEU); registration is not required to access article and take exam but is for obtaining CE credits:


Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure for Your Patients: Practical Office Counseling Techniques
Free online CME course approved by AAAAI for 1.0 CME credit (1.20 CE contact hours); course includes modules on motivational interviewing and the 5As approach to smoking interventions, special populations and promoting smokefree homes:

CEASE: Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Developed by MassGeneral Hospital for Children to help child healthcare clinicians address parental tobacco use in a routine and effective manner.  Downloadable training manual as well as materials:

Help Teens Quit
Free CME teleconference series from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the AAP; available to non-Pennsylvania clinicians; five call series set for 2008 on: March 12, April 23, June 17, October 2 and November 6; check site under "Let's Talk" for details and registration:

Smoking Cessation in the Pediatric Office
Free online course from the University of Alabama School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics (accreditation for CME credit has expired but course is still available); registration required:


Helping People Quit Smoking: Nursing Best Practice Guidelines
Comprised of a Mini-Course and four Modules, developed by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (intended audience/participants are RNs):

Oral Health Effects of Tobacco, Updated 2005
Authored by the NY State Nurses Association, 2.0 contact hours accredited by the ANCC; $30:

Smoking and Secondhand Smoke
Course #9177, Approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nursing for 10 CEs ($30):


Oral Manifestations of Smokeless Tobacco
Accepted in Virginia, Academy of General Dentistry National PACE Provider program, preapproved by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) for recertification credits for dental assistants, 3 CEs, cost is $24, scroll down for link to course:

Tobacco and Periodontal Disease
American Dental Association (ADA) CERP recognized provider, 3 CEs ($27), revised 2008, accepted in Virginia; select course #5007, :

The Effects of Tobacco on Healthcare
Approved by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit, ADA (CERP) and DANB, 2 CEs ($28); scroll down for course:

Smoking and Secondhand Smoke
Course #5177, Approved by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit, ADA (CERP) and DANB, 10 CEs ($29):


Smoking Cessation: Effective Intervention Strategies
Morehouse School of Medicine course intended primarily for medical students (academic credit available) but also accessible without registering:

Prevention and Cessation Education for Medical Students (PACE)
PACE is a consortium of 12 US medical schools funded by NCI to assess and improve tobacco teaching; site contains tobacco curriculum modules (including preceptor module) and other resources:

Tobacco Free! Cessation Curriculum for the Dental Health Care Educator
Formerly "Leading the Way: Helping Our Patients be Tobacco Free" has been researched and developed to provide dental/dental hygiene educators with a ready-made, comprehensive tobacco control curriculum; intended for academic/classroom purposes only; free but registration required:

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