CDP Presents: Tobacco Control in the Air Force - Trends and Treatment online via Zoom 20 February 2019

CDP Presents: Tobacco Control in the Air Force - Trends and Treatment online via Zoom 20 February 2019

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    2019-02-20 12:00 to 13:30 (EST)
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Add to Calendar 02/20/2019 12:00 PM 02/20/2019 01:30 PM America/New_York CDP Presents: Tobacco Control in the Air Force - Trends and Treatment online via Zoom 20 February 2019 MM/DD/YYYY Online via Zoom The Center for Deployment Psychology

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CDP Presents: Tobacco Control in the Air Force - Trends and Treatment online via Zoom

20 February, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern

Description: This 90-minute (75-minutes didactics, 15-minutes Q&A) webinar will discuss the following: Tobacco use is the leading preventable, behavioral cause of mobidity and mortality worldwide. Use of tobacco products can significantly affect a persons health and wellbeing and impair their occupational readiness. The American College of Cardiology 2018 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Tobacco Cessation Treatment reported that, "Current evidence strongly supports combining pharmacotherapy with behavioral/psychosocial interventions as the most effective way to help smokers sustain abstinence", and the American Psychological Association noted that, "when {tobacco users} try to quit without medication or counseling, 4 percent to 6 percent will succeed. But those who get face-to-face counseling, nicotine-replacement therapy and medication can quadruple that success rate". The aims of this program are to describe the state of tobacco control in one miltiary Service - the Air Force and provide behavioral health clinicans with evidence based tools to effectively assess and interevene in tobacco cessation programs. The presenters will describe the current tobacco use treands among new Airmen and discuss use patterns as they pertain to possible treatments and policies. The presenters will discuss how changes in current trends create new challenges for behavioral health clinicans in reducing the burden of tobacco use on readiness and the health of the force. Clinical best practices to increase engagment and tobacco cessation will be discussed.

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Learning Objectives:
After this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Assess the current effectiveness of treatment for tobacco cessation in the Air Force and TRICARE
  2. Discuss strategies to effectively deal with current tobacco use trends
  3. Apply recommended behavioral components of a robust tobacco control effort to improve clinical outcomes

System Requirements:
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

Continuing Education Details:
Please note that for this workshop we are unable to offer APA continuing education (CE) credits through our CE partner PESI. Instead, PESI is offering Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) CME credits, which are acceptable to most state licensing boards for psychologists. Please be sure to check the requirements for your state and retain any documentation associated with the training. We apologize for any inconvenience. For additional details on available CE credits, including eligible diciplines and recognizing bodies, please click here.
For CE-related questions  only, please contact Bridget Schaub at: bschaub@pesi.comFor any other questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Micah Norgard ( or Mr. Chris Adams (