Course curriculum

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    Course Outline

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    • Description

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    • Introduction

    • Understanding Nicotine Dependence

    • Biological, Psychological, and Social Factors Associated with Smoking

    • Why Help Patients Quit Smoking?

    • Assessment and Treatment of Tobacco Use: Basic Guidelines

    • Brief Strategies for Tobacco Users Willing to Quit - More About the Assist Component

    • Brief Strategies for Tobacco Users Less Motivated to Quit

    • Brief Strategies for Preventing Relapse in Former Smokers

    • Specialized Assessment and Intervention Strategies

    • Assessment Considerations

    • Intervention Considerations

    • Conclusion

    • References

    • Post-Test: Cigarettes and Addiction: Helping Patients Quit Smoking

    • Program Evaluation