The following programs have been approved by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs to award continuing education contact hours for tobacco treatment providers who successfully complete the program. For additional information click on the program name.

These courses are accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs to award continuing education contact hours for tobacco treatment providers who successfully complete the program.

The American Lung Association has 7 CTTTP-Approved Courses that are offered on demand:

Tobacco Basics 
The American Lung Association's Tobacco Basics is a free one-hour online course including five learning modules designed to lay the foundation in understanding the toll of tobacco use in the U.S. In this course participants will learn the difference between tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices; the effects of tobacco use on the human body and brain; nicotine dependence and why quitting is so challenging; proven policies that protect public health from the toll of tobacco; and the programs available to help all tobacco users successfully quit for good.

Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don't Switch
The American Lung Association's Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don't Switch training is based on the CDC's AskAdviseRefer model, and utilizes updated tools and strategies for conducting an effective brief tobacco intervention for patients that use tobacco products. This training promotes evidence-based, proven-effective cessation strategies and reviews the seven FDA-approved quit medications currently available.

How to Help People Quit
The American Lung Association's How to Help People Quit training is a free, one-hour online course including four interactive learning modules designed to further enhance understanding of the Lung Association's core beliefs about tobacco cessation, as well as understanding behavior changes, interventions and treatment needed to help people quit for good.

Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Overview Training
The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Overview Training is the third of four required courses for those individuals wishing to become certified Freedom From Smoking® facilitators and conduct group programs within their communities and beyond. This overview training course is 2.5-hours and includes interactive components to support all learning styles.

Addressing Tobacco Use in Hispanic or Latino Communities (English) Webcast
During the American Lung Association's Addressing Tobacco Use in Hispanic or Latino Communities webcast in English, attendees can expect to examine issues related to tobacco use and nicotine dependence in Hispanic or Latino communities and learn more about a new toolkit to provide culturally competent strategies, tools, and lessons learned that can be implemented by public health professionals, clinicians, and community partners serving diverse Hispanic or Latino communities. 

Abordar el consumo de tabaco en las comunidades hispanas o latinas 
Durante esta transmisión web, los participantes pueden esperar examinar los problemas relacionados con el consumo de tabaco y la dependencia de la nicotina en las comunidades hispanas o latinas. Aprenderemos más sobre un nuevo conjunto de herramientas para brindar estrategias culturalmente competentes, herramientas y lecciones aprendidas que puedan ser implementadas por profesionales de la salud pública, los médicos y la comunidad. 

ACT to Address Youth Cessation
Brief Program Description: The American Lung Association's ACT to Address Youth Cessation Training is a one-hour on-demand, online course that provides an overview for healthcare professionals, school personnel and community members in youth/adolescent supportive roles in conducting a brief intervention for teens who use tobacco. Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics' Youth Tobacco Cessation: Considerations for Clinicians, the session outlines the steps of Ask, Counsel, Treat, and provides guidance, support and best practices for effectively delivering ACT as a brief intervention for adolescents who identify as tobacco users, including e-cigarettes.
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Project TEACH (Tobacco Education and Cessation in the Health System)

Project TEACH is an innovative tele-mentoring program that provides education to diverse health care providers who seek to enhance/sustain their knowledge in tobacco and nicotine cessation treatment. This program is free to all health care providers and aims to reduce barriers to obtaining up-to-date resources and evidence based practices. Project TEACH utilizes the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model to connect individuals from various organizations such as hospitals, non-profit organizations, FQHC's, Academic Centers, and private clinics. Participants join weekly sessions via a free, online video platform. CEU and AMA Category 1 CME credits are available after attending each session. Each session encourages the growth of a support network through case consultation and didactic presentation.

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Vaping, Tobacco & Nicotine Treatment ECHO

The goal of the Vaping, Tobacco and Nicotine Treatment ECHO is to facilitate solutions to address vaping, tobacco, and nicotine use challenges with patients, students, and families. This ECHO aims to provide a combination of best practice tools and strategies to achieve optimum and equitable health.

Virtual: every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 PM Central Time

Number of Contact Hours approved: 1 per session

Registration and course information: OR