Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and AAACN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to inform ambulatory care nurses and other health care professionals about smoking cessation options for patients. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
Discuss the financial burden of smoking on the health care system.
Explain the nurse’s role as a “champion” in the care of patients seeking treatment to quit smoking.
Identify pharmacotherapies available for patients wishing to quit smoking.
Describe the many resources that patients can utilize in smoking cessation.