Quit Don’t Switch Training – American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is excited to announce that we are launching a free one-hour online training module geared towards Healthcare Professionals beginning June 1, 2020.

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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. It’s development was in response to the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report highlighting that four out of every nine adult smokers who saw a health professional in the last year did not receive advice to quit. It is our hope that this course will further support the United States Public Health Service clinical guidelines recommending all healthcare providers offer smoking-cessation interventions. The training reviews evidence-based, proven-effective cessation strategies to support an individual’s quit and reviews the seven FDA-approved quit medications currently available.

We want to extend an invitation to you, our community partners, to participate in this free, on-demand training as well as share it throughout your own partnership networks. The Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch training is accredited for continuing education and/or contact hours from select organizations through December 31st, 2020. A complete agenda and FAQ are available on our training site.


Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch brief intervention training

Date: June 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020

Time: on-demand

Registration link: QuitDontSwitchTraining.Lung.org

Cost: Free – Visit the course page to see more details


The Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch training is accredited for 1 hour of continuing education and/or contact hour, at no cost, from the following professional accrediting organizations, through 12/31/2020:

· American Association of Nurse Practitioners

· American Association of Respiratory Care

· American Association of Medical Assistants

· National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

General CEU certificates are also available for professionals seeking to submit to additional agencies for credit towards certifications and licensures. Accreditation information can be found here.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact QuitDontSwitch

The Lung Association wishes to thank health care professionals who are on the front lines caring for patients with, and at-risk for the coronavirus. We appreciate your continuous partnership and support.

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