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Smoking Cessation: Integrated Care Model for Smokers with PTSD



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Smoking Cessation: Integrated Care Model for Smokers with PTSD

  • Date Created: 06/24/2010
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Smoking Cessation: Integrated Care Model for Smokers with PTSD Author(s):

Miles McFall, PhD

Andrew J. Saxon, MD


This presentation is meant to provide an overview of the negative effects of smoking, particularly on Veterans with PTSD, and to help providers understand the rationale for providing tobacco cessation treatment to patients.

The authors describe the rationale and evidence for integrating smoking cessation into PTSD treatment and provide an overview of psychological and pharmacological interventions.

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Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a rationale for tobacco cessation as a health care priority for Veterans with PTSD
  • Understand the reasons and evidence for an integrated care approach for smoking cessation among smokers with PTSD
  • Describe psychological and pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation
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