Integrating Medications into Smoking Cessation Treatment: The Basics
Robin L. Corelli, Pharm.D. is a pharmacist and Professor in the School of Pharmacy at UCSF. For the past 15 years, Dr. Corelli’s primary research and practice related focus has been in the area of smoking cessation. During this time, she has been actively involved as a smoking cessation provider in the UCSF Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center and she has trained more than 4,000 health care providers (students and licensed clinicians in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and respiratory therapy) to provide cessation assistance to their patients who smoke.
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor at the School of Pharmacy, at the University of California, San Francisco
Karen S. Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh, is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Pharmacy. She is a licensed pharmacist and a cancer prevention researcher with more than 20 years of tobacco research experience, focusing on both prevention and treatment aspects of tobacco control. As an educator, she has provided tobacco cessation training to more than 15,000 health professionals (students and licensed clinicians) and has been a long-time activist for eliminating tobacco sales in pharmacies.
List the seven medications with FDA-labeled indications for smoking cessation.
Identify patient selection characteristics for smoking cessation medications.
Learn to counsel a patient who smokes, on the use of the first-line medications, including: dosing, instructions for use, potential adverse effects, contraindications, and precautions.
Discuss situations for which combinations of medications would be appropriate therapy for smoking cessation.