Credit Type: ACCME, ANCC
Credit Amount: 1.0 credit hours
Release Date: 12/15/2019
Expiration Date: 12/15/2020
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Joint Providership Statement


This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Global Academy for Medical Education

Statement ofCommercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of clinicians involved in management of patients who smoke, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, internal medicine and family medicine physicians, clinicians working in the Federal health system, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.

Learning Objectives
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of current guideline recommendations for smoking cessation in high-risk populations.
  2. Identify an appropriate action plan for patients who use tobacco and have comorbid conditions
  3. Review current clinical trial data demonstrating the safety and efficacy of FDA-approved smoking-cessation therapies to better individualize therapy for patients who use tobacco
  4. Discuss recent controversies regarding use of e-cigarettes in smoking cessation
Statement of Educational Need
Clinicians need to improve their understanding of recommendations and strategies, as well as recent clinical evidence related to FDA-approved therapies, to make informed treatment decisions that more effectively help their patients reduce or eliminate their use of tobacco and nicotine-containing products.

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit
Participants should read the activity information, review the activity in its entirety and complete the online post-test and evaluation. Upon completing this activity as designed and achieving a passing score on the post-test, you will be directed to a web page that will allow you to receive your certificate of credit via e-mail or you may print it out at that time. The online post-test and evaluation can be accessed at: 

Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director of Clinical Research
Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Baltimore, MD

Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH
Professor, UNC Family Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
Director, UNC Tobacco Intervention Programs
Chapel Hill, NC

Thomas J. Payne, PhD, NCTTP
Professor of Otolaryngology
Director of ACT Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global)
and Global Academy for Medical Education. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Credit Designation
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Global Academy for Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s
product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific
objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Michael Blaha Investigator: Aetna, Amgen. Honoraria: Amgen, Bayer, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Regeneron.
Adam Goldstein Nothing to disclose
Thomas Payne Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann Nothing to disclose
Nicola Sirdevan Nothing to disclose
Ron Schaumberg Nothing to disclose

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or

Hardware/Software Requirements

Internet Activity

Computer System Requirements
Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 9.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.