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Wednesday, August 9, 2023 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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Quitting smoking is key to improving health, but some population groups face an array of barriers when it comes to tobacco cessation. In this webinar, CDC Senior Medical Officer Dr. Brenna VanFrank tackles why it is vital to establish programs to help patients access and utilize cessation support. She also discusses systems-level strategies that can be implemented to increase clinical cessation interventions and population-level strategies that promote smoking cessation – both key factors in advancing health equity.


Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH, is the Senior Medical Officer in the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) at the CDC. In this role, she serves as a scientific and medical consultant for OSH programs, communications, and projects. VanFrank joined the CDC in 2014 and has worked on a variety of public health topics. She has a particular interest in the integration of healthcare and public health and the use of epidemiologic data for public health action. VanFrank is board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine and is a member of the national Delta Omega Honorary Society in public health.

Rebecca M. started smoking menthol cigarettes as a teenager, influenced heavily by the smoking of members of her family. Like many people who have quit smoking, her journey to quitting was a bumpy one. She quit smoking for seven months in 2002 but went back to smoking while struggling through a divorce. She became depressed and turned to cigarettes again, thinking that they might help her cope with her feelings. Instead, she felt worse. Her struggle with depression wasn’t the only reason she wanted to quit smoking. “I watched a lot of my family members who were smokers deteriorate; literally, their bodies would deteriorate as they grew older. So when it started happening to me, I was hit in the face with reality.” She decided to stop smoking when her grandson was born. She wanted to be a good role model and never smoke around him. So, she stopped smoking cigarettes and committed herself to a healthier lifestyle, including getting care for her depression. Since quitting smoking, she has a new outlook on life. 

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify tobacco-related disparities and their drivers in behavioral health populations.
  • Participants will be able to describe a comprehensive treatment approach for tobacco use and dependence.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least three system level strategies that can improve the delivery of cessation treatment and describe four population strategies that promote smoking cessation.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
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This course meets the qualifications for one (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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