The American Lung Association’s Tobacco Basics is a free one-hour online course including five learning
modules designed to lay the foundation in understanding the toll of tobacco use in the U.S.
In this course participants will learn the difference between tobacco products, including e-cigarettes
and vaping devices; the effects of tobacco use on the human body and brain; nicotine dependence and why
quitting is so challenging; proven policies
that protect public health from the toll of tobacco; and the programs available to help all tobacco
users successfully quit for good.
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.