Educational trainings are available via 30-minute webinars for providers on motivational interviewing, e-cigarettes, mental wellness, substance abuse and other education on tobacco use and cessation. The webinars feature subject matter experts (SMEs) who are nationally recognized experts these areas.

Please check this page often as new presentations will be posted regularly

Helping the Quit Process: Using the 5 A’s
Presenter: Tom Houston, MD, McConnell Heart Health Center, The Ohio State University

Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition, but effective treatments exist and all tobacco users should be offered treatment. We can help with the quit process by targeting the way in which we interact with clients and ask questions. Learn how you can use the 5 A’s counseling intervention to Ask clients about their tobacco use, Advise them to quit, Assess their willingness to quit, Assist in the quit attempt, and Arrange for referral to a tobacco cessation program.

Motivational Interviewing
Presenter: Deb Hrouda, PhD, MSSA, LISW-S, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

Did you know nicotine reaches the brain in just 10 seconds? Dr. Deb Hrouda describes why people use tobacco and what happens to their body and mood when they quit. Learn how to assess a user’s readiness to quit and help them move towards quitting, regardless of how ready they are to quit. Dr. Hrouda also provides resources for how to continue to build and maintain collaborative relationships and keep them engaged in their healthcare while moving them forward in the quit process.

Electronic-Cigarettes: What Do We Know
Presenter: Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH, Geisel School of Medicine, Darthmouth College

What do we know about electronic- or e-cigarettes? There is limited information on the safety of e-cigarettes, but data suggests there are potential risks with the device, vapor, and juice and specific risks for pregnant women and moms. Dr. Tanski addresses these concerns and the growing use of e-cigarettes by adolescents and their dangers for addiction in this population.

The Approach to Smoking Cessation in the Women of Childbearing Age with Opiate Use Disorder
Presenter: Mona Prasad, DO, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University

Babies exposed to opiates in utero are often born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Research has shown that babies exposed to opiates and nicotine often have worse NAS and need additional amounts of morphine and days of treatment than babies only exposed to opiates. Common practice used to be to treat one addiction at a time, but Dr. Prasad addresses the need for and benefit of treating multiple addictions with pregnant women. Learn more about the impact of tobacco use in conjunction with opiates on babies and how you can change the conversation with your clients to address multiple addictions.