Tobacco Control:
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.

Learning Outcome

As a result of this activity the learner will enhance their knowledge and competence on the tobacco assessment toolkit organized around the 5 A's (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange).


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.

Continuing Education Credits

You may receive a certificate of completion by completing an evaluation at the end of the training, but there are no formal continuing education credits available for this training.

  • Training launched: April 1, 2011
  • Training is free and open to the public

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.