Tobacco Assessment Toolkit: Clinical Practice Guidelines



The U.S. Public Health Service's 2008 Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline recommends that clinicians and health care systems seize the office visit for universal assessment and intervention. This program provides the participants a practice toolkit which is organized around the 5 A's Model of the clinical practice guidelines.

Upon completion of this course, a clinician and other PH professionals will be able to:

  • Identify three tools to assess nicotine dependence.
  • Identify three criteria commonly used to diagnose dependence.
  • Explain the use of motivational interviewing.
  • Describe one activity that may be used to support the public health priorities of Tobacco Control.

Core Competencies:

This course addresses the following core competencies for public health professionals:

  • 6A3. Relates public health science skills to the Core Public Health Functions and Ten Essential Services of Public Health
  • 6A5. Describes the scientific evidence related to a public health issue, concern, or, intervention

The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.

Employed by or in New York State?

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you enroll for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).