The Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch training is
based on the CDC’s Ask–Advise–Refer model and utilizes updated tools and strategies for conducting an
effective brief tobacco intervention with patients identified as tobacco users, including
e-cigarettes. This one-hour, on-demand online course seeks to target healthcare professionals who may
have direct patient contact and may initiate a brief tobacco intervention.
The American Lung Association believes everyone who uses tobacco products can quit. Using FDA-approved
quit smoking medications such as nicotine gum, patches, nasal spray, inhaler and lozenges and
non-nicotine medications varenicline (Chantix®)
and buproprion (Zyban®) are proven safe and effective to help relieve physical symptoms. Additionally,
cessation counseling supports the behavioral change necessary for long-term recovery. Healthcare
provider use of referral mechanisms like Ask,
Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch are a key strategy for improving the impact of tobacco treatment.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and
policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of the Greater
Albuquerque Medical Association and The American Lung Association. The Greater Albuquerque Medical
Association is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. GAMA
designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the
This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit
by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N MacArthur Blvd, Ste 100, Irving TX 75063.