As part of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program, GSAHEC offers educational programs  based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs and on the Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence from the Department of  Health and Human Services.

The primary goal of these continuing education programs are to strengthen the capacity of the healthcare system throughout our counties to deliver effective evidence-based tobacco use treatment and cessation services. GSAHEC offers a variety of educational options for healthcare providers to obtain FREE continuing education credits and to become proficient in delivering effective tobacco cessation care to their patients.

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GSAHEC offers the following programs:

  • Best Practices for Tobacco Treatment (BPFTT)

  • BPFTT in Behavioral Health
  • BPFTT Smoking During Pregnancy & Postpartum

  • BPFTT for Nicotine & ENDS Treatment

The Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program also offers healthcare providers and health professions students access to a suite of online tobacco cessation education modules. These are readily available providing various CE/CME credits at no cost. Over 18+ educational modules are offered to receive the latest information about tobacco cessation and treatment. Most courses listed are in audio/visual format and approximately 60 minutes in length, making it time-efficient for our busy healthcare providers.