Recovery-Oriented Tobacco Interventions in Addiction Services


60 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Tony Klein, MPA, NCACII

Consultant and Clinical Trainer, Tobacco Recovery and Wellness Initiative

Tony Klein, MPA, NCACII has over 30 years of administrative, clinical, and training experience in behavioral health services. Known for his work as an advocate for addressing tobacco use disorder for persons with mental and substance use disorders with an intervention model that utilizes evidence-based practice guidelines anchored in recovery principles, he provides consultation, training, and technical assistance on tobacco interventions to community providers, municipalities and state agencies.

As a member of the New York State Partnership for the Treatment and Prevention of Tobacco Dependence, Tony provided consultation to the Professional Development Program, State University of New York at Albany to develop the online Freedom from Tobacco training videos and The Tobacco Recovery Resource Exchange E-learning HUB. Since 2016, he has served as policy consultant and clinical trainer to the Tobacco Recovery and Wellness Initiative, a collaborative effort of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Community Behavioral Health, University of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Webinar Objectives

Treating tobacco use disorder in the behavioral health setting is safe, promotes longer term sobriety, reduces social stigma, and contributes to improved physical health and quality of life. Yet smoking is commonplace and a prime form of socialization in the treatment and recovering culture. For many the vision of being in recovery includes a cigarette, cup of coffee and daily mutual support meeting. In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of strategy to challenge the social norms that serve as barriers to tobacco-free addiction services and to provide tobacco-specific behavioral counseling within a hope-inducing, growth-promoting spirit of recovery.

Webinar Objectives

  • Apply strategies to tailor evidence-based tobacco dependence practice guidelines to a behavioral health population.
  • Assemble participant capacity to discuss the topic within a narrative of drug and alcohol recovery.
  • Analyze a tobacco behavioral counseling model that ensures matching the intervention to client stage-readiness.
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ACCME Accreditation

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webinar activity.

Advance Practice Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 CreditTM. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

California Psychologists: The California Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are provided by entities approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM is acceptable to meeting the CE requirements for the California Board of Psychology. Providers in other states should check with their state boards for acceptance of CME credit.

California Behavioral Science Professionals: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for behavioral health providers. UCSF maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # 64239.


The UCSF office of continuing medical education is accredited by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), to provide continuing education credit for California addiction counselors. UCSF designates this live, virtual activity, for a maximum of 1.0 CCAPP credit. Addiction counselors should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Provider number: 7-20-322-0722.


This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

The following speakers, moderators and planning committee members have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to their presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

Anita Browning, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Tony Klein, MPA, NCACII, Jennifer Matekuare, Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH, Jessica Safier, MA, Catherine Saucedo, Steven A. Schroeder, MD, and Aria Yow, MA.


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