Tobacco Treatment Continuing Education

CTI’s Tobacco Treatment Education and Training Program offers trainings in special topics for those who are interested in continuing education in the field of tobacco and tobacco treatment. Please see below for current offerings.

Virtual Continuing Education Offerings

Addressing Tobacco Related Health Disparities through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives

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The Road Less Traveled: Making a Difference in Tobacco Prevention and Control

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

“The Road Not Taken”,  published by Robert Frost in 1915, partly reflects the conscious and unconscious choices that one makes during life’s journeys.  The title of this presentation recognizes the divergent paths that we have taken to prevent and control tobacco use in the United States and how society’s conscious and unconscious choices have influenced the elimination of tobacco-related health disparities.  This presentation discusses the history of eliminating tobacco disparities in the US; describes the critical steps taken to reduce tobacco-related disparities; and discusses what scientists, practitioners, policy-makers, and community members can do to end this longstanding and preventable epidemic.

Reducing Tobacco Related Health Disparities: Lessons Learning Across Maine

Panel: Hawa Shir, City of Portland; Esther Mitchell, Wabanaki Public Health; Alex London, Wabanaki Public Health; Shane Boyes, Health Equity Alliance

Join us for an exciting discussion with four individuals who will speak to the wide range of health disparities experienced by individuals  across Maine.  Speakers will share their individual and organizational experiences, as well as lessons learned, takeaways, and opportunities to take action.  


Online Learning Modules: 

Integrating Tobacco Treatment along the Continuum of Lung Cancer Screening

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Integrating Tobacco Treatment along the Continuum of Lung Cancer Screening is a two-part module series developed for the Maine Lung Cancer Coalition by the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI) in collaboration with Maine Quality Counts (QC). The goals of these online learning modules are to discuss the evidence for and provide recommendations on how to integrate evidence-based tobacco treatment for smokers along the continuum of the lung cancer screening process from the primary care setting to the lung cancer screening sites. These on-demand modules are designed to be informative, engaging and give you the opportunity to learn from wherever you are, on your own schedule.

The Health Burdens of Tobacco and Nicotine Use: 0.5 Hours of CME Available

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The course is designed to address the health burdens of tobacco and nicotine use. There are four different modules that each focus on the health burdens of a different tobacco product.

Tobacco Products, Prevalence, Burden and Environmental Factors: 0.5 Hours of CME Available 

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This course uses interactive activities and quizzes to provide a thorough introduction to the topic.  In this course you will meet several characters that will introduce you tobacco products, prevalence of use, tobacco’s burden on specific populations and environment factors that contribute to use.

Tobacco Treatment Medications: 1 Hour of CME Available

The Training and Education Program offers two half-hour online courses about tobacco treatment medications. By completing both courses, participants can earn one hour of free CMEs.

1: Increasing Quit Success Using Tobacco Treatment Medications (.5 CMEs)

This course uses videos and quizzes to provide a thorough introduction to the topic. It follows two patients who want to use medications to quit, outlining prescription considerations, proper usage, contraindications and side effects.

2: Tobacco Treatment Medications – Myths vs. Facts (.5 CMEs) 

This course examines several myths – false or outdated beliefs – about tobacco treatment medications. Using quizzes, vignettes and interactive activities, the course provides factual information, including how you can apply it when working with clients or patients.


In additional to continuing education opportunities, CTI hosts a variety of Training Videos.