Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation

Smoking continues to be a major public health concern. Smoking cessation programs need to have a multidisciplinary approach. Pharmacologic aids for smoking cessation are helpful and must be considered as part of the combined treatment plan that includes behavioral interventions. Learn strategies to encourage smoking cessation in your patients and support them throughout their cessation journey with Dr. Javier Pérez-Fernández.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Ob/Gyns and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the prevalence of smoking nationally and locally.
  • Discuss the addictive properties of nicotine and associated risks of cigarettes, including e-cigarettes.
  • Explain current evidence-based data supporting smoking cessation behaviors in all patients.
  • Implement strategies to effectively motivate smoking cessation behaviors.
  • Examine pharmacologic aids available as part of smoking cessation programs.
  • Review Baptist Health smoking cessation orders and procedures.
Additional information
  • Reitsma, M. B., Fullman, N., Ng, M., Salama, J. S., Abajobir, A., Abate, K. H., ... & Adebiyi, A. O. (2017). Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 389(10082), 1885-1906.
  • Jarvis, M. J. (2004). Why people smoke. Bmj, 328(7434), 277-279.
  • Benowitz, N. L. (2010). Nicotine addiction. New England Journal of Medicine, 362(24), 2295-2303.

South Miami Hospital Lung Health - Smoking Cessation Program
South Miami Hospital Lung Health provides free smoking cessation support for people 18 and older.

Community Health Classes and Events

Support Groups

Smoking Cessation Brochure

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D., FCCM, FCCP
Medical Director, Critical Care Services, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Medical Director, Pulmonary Services, West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
South Florida Pulmonary and Critical Care, LLC

Marie Vital Acle, MPH, MCHES
Manager, CME Programs and Online Learning
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Javier Pérez-Fernández, M.D., has indicated that he has a speaker role with Pfizer, La Jolla Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sunovion, Mallinckrodt and Astra-Zeneca. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion. 

Marie Vital Acle, MPH, MCHES, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.


Available Credit

  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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