SCLC's webinar series is integral to the technical assistance provided by the SCLC. Nationally recognized smoking cessation experts offer the latest information related to smoking cessation (including effective interventions) for the general and the behavioral health populations.

The Goals of SCLC’s Webinar Series:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to raise awareness of the many benefits smoking cessation efforts and to increase understanding of effective smoking cessation strategies.
  • Implement or enhance existing tobacco cessation services using evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure that consumers and staff have access to smoking cessation services and support to promote health and wellness.
  • Establish partnerships between behavioral health and nicotine cessation organizations to increase available tobacco cessation resources in communities. 

SCLC has over 100 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery


Upcoming Webinars

Recovery-Oriented Tobacco Interventions in Addiction Services


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.