Tobacco Cessation Counseling

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Multimedia, Evaluation Tool 9341 1 February 14, 2013


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; 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 (MeSH), Mouth Neoplasms (MeSH), Building Oral Health Capacity (BOHC) Collection, Tobacco Use


  • Medical
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Public Health


  • Dental
    • Dental Public Health
    • Human Behavior
    • Preventive Dentistry
    • Preventive Medicine

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
    • Patient Care
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
    • Systems-based Practice

Academic Focus

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

Professional Interest

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

Organ Systems

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system

Intended Audience

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

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
  • Independent Study

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