FREE CE Activity from Duke-UNC TTS Now Available

Introduction to Behavioral Interventions for Tobacco Treatment (2.0 CE hours), a video-based training, provides foundational knowledge on mindfulness and other behavioral interventions for smoking cessation.

Introduction to Behavioral Interventions for Tobacco Treatment free CE course from Duke-UNC TTS

Combining pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions nearly doubles a patient’s chances of quitting tobacco when compared to any intervention alone. Being able to offer tailored behavioral therapies to patients seeking support for tobacco cessation is an important part of providing standard-of-care treatment.


The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program just launched a free CE course on foundational concepts of mindfulness and other behavioral interventions for tobacco cessation. Through this video and self-study training, participants will learn to identify key behavioral strategies for smoking cessation, understand the success rates for different types and lengths of behavioral therapy, and help patients who have had a lapse or relapsed after quitting. This course also provides instruction on how to guide patients in mindful smoking reduction, urge surfing, mindful walking, and mindfulness meditation.


The course is presented by James Davis, MD, and Jill Dirkes, MSW, LCSW two co-founding members of the Duke-UNC TTS Training Program. The module is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for a variety of healthcare team members.


In addition to our comprehensive tobacco treatment specialist training program, the Duke-UNC TTS Training Program also offers intensive 1-day CE trainings on tobacco dependence pharmacotherapy and more in-depth behavioral interventions for smoking cessation. Visit our CE training page to learn more.


Don’t miss this free CE opportunity to help build your smoking cessation behavioral intervention skills! Click here to lean more and access the course.


CE Credit Information

Participants who complete this training and register for Continuing Education will receive up to 2.0 hours of CE. Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

  • Physician Credit: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Nurse Credit: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 2.0 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

  • Pharmacy Credit: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this knowledge-based activity for 2.0 ACPE credit hours.

  • Activity Numbers: UAN# - JA0000655-0000-22-124-H04-P, JA# - ew_ja_220429

Duke Health Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and is authorized to issue IACET CEU, and authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.