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Tobacco Cessation (HSM)

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In this course we focus on Smoking Cessation. As a Community Health Worker, it is important to understand the harmful effects of smoking, the benefits of quitting, and the methods you can use to help your patients quit and stay smoke-free. We all know that smoking is bad for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1,800 Idahoans die each year from diseases related to smoking.  Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, which can lead to a poor quality of life and earlier death.  For people addicted to nicotine quitting smoking is very hard, but it is possible.  As a Community Health Worker, it is important to use the tools to help your patients quit smoking and stay tobacco free. Students will apply knowledge of smoking and Smoking Cessation in order to successfully support patients through the process of smoking cessation.

Reminder:  This course closes two weeks after it is first accessed by the student.  Certificate of completion can be printed after successful completion of the course.