Tobacco Cessation Self-Assessment
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Expires on Jan 06, 2026
Credit Offered
2 CME Credits
2 COP Credits

The Tobacco Cessation Self-Assessment is a series of 25 questions that will help physicians and other mental health professionals self-assess current knowledge in major tobacco cessation topics, providing feedback that can be used as the subsequent basis for focused CME, lifelong learning, and/or professional development.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of the activity, participants will:

  • Explain the relevance and importance of tobacco cessation treatment in addiction settings.
  • Develop skills to effectively assist patients to quit smoking.
  • Apply evidence-based approaches for helping your patients become tobacco free.
  • Review smoking + mental illness epidemiology, medication interactions, nicotine, dual diagnosis and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Demonstrate skills for clinicians using behavioral techniques for smoking cessation, including the 5 A's and pharmacologic cessation aids in psychiatry.
  • Use RxforChange, a web-based curriculum to disseminate tobacco treatment training for health care professionals, including specific training for psychiatric settings.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, primary care and other physicians, medical students and residents, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, addiction counselors, social workers, medical educators, administrators and policymakers, public health researchers, consumers, and family members

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 2 hours
Program Release Date: January 6, 2023
Program End Date: January 6, 2026

How to Earn Credit

To earn credit for the Tobacco Cessation Self-Assessment, participants must complete all questions and the evaluation and review their score. The minimum performance level requirement is fulfilled by answering all questions and by receipt of a score and peer comparison. This activity is designed to identify areas for improvement and further study; credit will be awarded for completion of the self-assessment.

The answers, rationales, and references for further study are provided. We urge that as a minimum, the rationale for each question answered incorrectly be reviewed. Many participants may wish to review the rationales for all of the multiple-choice questions. Participants will receive a detailed score report and peer comparison online. After completing the course, you can then claim and print your CME/CE certificate.

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, American Psychiatric Association (APA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPN Approval for MOC Part 2 (Self-Assessment)

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the APA Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry and has approved this program as a part of a comprehensive self-assessment (Part II) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of continuing certification.

APA reports MOC completion data on behalf of our members directly to ABPN, however, diplomates are still required to log on to their ABPN Physician Portal at least once per calendar year to attest to completion of their MOC activities.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity - including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others - are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Program Planner:

The following Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Smita Das, PhD; John Fromson, MD; Andy Saxon, MD; Jill Williams, MD


The following Faculty have no financial relationships to disclose:

Smita Das, PhD; John Fromson, MD; Andy Saxon, MD; Steven Schroder, MD; Jill Williams, MD

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. If you have trouble accessing any of APA’s online resources, please contact us at 202-559-3900 for assistance.

Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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