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.

Continuing Education Training: 

The Why and How of Trauma-Informed Care: A Life Course Approach to Understanding the Trajectory of Tobacco Use

October 23, 2019 (8am-3pm) – The Samoset Resort, Rockport

This full day workshop will provide an overview of the ACEs science and evidence demonstrating the long-term consequences of early life adversity on tobacco use. The workshop will introduce trauma-informed care principles and practices and the importance of integration into tobacco cessation and prevention programs.
Workshop Objectives:
1) To summarize the contribution of ACEs on tobacco and other substance use across the life span.
2) To describe trauma-informed principles.
3) To demonstrate trauma-informed practices as it applies to tobacco and substance use.

About the Presenter: Dr. Shanta R. Dube is Associate Professor at Georgia State University. In 1999, she joined the CDC as one of the early investigators on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and has been actively engaged in ACE research for two decades. Her current work focuses on delivering her training The Why and How of Trauma-Informed Care to increase awareness, acceptance, and adoption of the ACEs science and integrative approaches to trauma healing.



Online Learning Modules: 

Integrating Tobacco Treatment along the Continuum of Lung Cancer Screening

Access Modules

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.


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.