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Comprehensive Trainings


November 6-14, 2023

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March 18-26, 2024

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July 15-23, 2024

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Participants in our comprehensive TTS trainings earn up to 30 CE hours.

Intensive Short Courses


October 12, 2023

Intensive Behavioral Approaches to Tobacco Use Treatment

9.5 CE hours

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December 5, 2023

Tobacco Dependence Pharmacotherapy  8.0 CE hours

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NEW! December 12, 2023

Tobacco Treatment in Adolescent and Young Adult Populations

8.5 CE hours
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Fully accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs
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Comprehensive virtual training in evidence-based tobacco treatment; blended format of self-paced modules and live, interactive virtual sessions
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Multidisciplinary approach: pharmacotherapy, behavioral treatment, population-based issues, and more
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The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program is a collaboration of three leaders in tobacco treatment, education, and research--the Duke Smoking Cessation Program, the University of North Carolina Tobacco Treatment Program, and the North Carolina Division of Public Health--and has been making TTS education accessible to medical, behavioral and public health professionals in North Carolina and beyond since 2016.

The primary aim of the program is to train health professionals to provide evidence-based treatment for tobacco use and dependence. Our comprehensive tobacco treatment specialist training and 1-day continuing education intensives provide an impactful education experience for a wide variety of professionals, including clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, public health policy-makers, and more.

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What Our Participants Are Saying About Duke-UNC TTS Virtual Training

"I want to first commend you and everyone on all their hard work. That program was incredible and so well run. Each speaker was a true professional in the area and was great at presenting... and this is hard on Zoom. It was so educational for me and my team."

--Brett Schussel, MSN, FNP-BC, University of California Los Angeles

"This is the most professional and best Zoom course I've taken. All of the speakers were very knowledgeable and very good presenters."

--Mary McElrath


"This has been an excellent program!! I really liked the fact that it flowed over two weeks. It made it easier to absorb all of the information. Very impressive collaborative effort."

--Joanne Zick, MHA, RRT, RPFT, RCIS, WakeMed Health & Hospitals



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In early 2020, the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program was first made available as a virtual, web-based experience. Through a combination of interactive virtual classes and online self-paced training, Duke-UNC TTS offers leading edge continuing education in a fun and engaging online experience.

Program options include 4-day and single-day virtual  programs, sponsored virtual events, custom corporate trainings, as well as opportunities to bring the on-site Duke-UNC TTS Training Program to your area in 2023, as pandemic conditions permit.


The Duke-UNC TTS Training Program manual, written by over 40 distinguished doctors, public health officials, and other healthcare specialists, is the authoritative text on tobacco dependence treatment. Combining the best practices of public health and research with the invaluable insights of doctors who have spent their professional lives treating tobacco use across various settings, this innovative resource places the Duke-UNC TTS Training Program at the forefront of efforts to educate and empower healthcare and behavioral health professionals to take on the challenge of tobacco in their communities.


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