Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Publication ID Published Version
9341 February 14, 2013 1


Tobacco use is a major cause of preventable death, and is a risk factor for a variety of oral and systemic diseases. Health care providers have a unique opportunity to help their patients quit smoking. This 20 minute video is intended for clinicians who are interested in providing effective tobacco cessation counseling to their patients.


D'Ambrosio J, Wagner J, Jennings M, Pfeiffer C. Tobacco Cessation Counseling. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2013. Available from:

Contains Information Suitable for Patient Education

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to conduct a health history focused on identifying tobacco use as a risk behavior for oral and systemic diseases.
  2. To be able to counsel patients about the adverse effects of tobacco use on oral and systemic health, including gum disease, cancer, cardiovascular and lung diseases.
  3. To be able to effectively use the 5 A’s of smoking cessation counseling developed by the U.S. Public Health Service.


  • Smoking Cessation, Mouth Neoplasms, Building Oral Health Capacity (BOHC) Collection, Tobacco Use, Public Health Sciences, Population Health


  • Medical
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
      • Public Health
  • Dental
    • Preventive Dentistry


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Patient Care
    • Promote health prevention
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
  • Systems-based Practice

Professional Interest

  • Counseling (Personal or Academic)
  • Health Education
  • Oral Health
  • Population Health
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Substance Abuse

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
  • Independent Learning

Organ Systems

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system

Academic Focus

  • Basic Sciences
    • Psychology/Behavioral Science
  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional & Faculty Development
  • Professional School
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Resident


  • Evaluation Tool
  • Multimedia

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