Smoking Cessation in Community Mental Health Services
HOSTED BY: Center for Practice Transformation
In this webinar, Ms. Goldsholl will discuss the prevalence of smoking among persons living with serious mental health illness (SMI) and review its implications on health. She will review the effectiveness of evidence-based practices for smoking cessation for persons with SMI. Ms. Goldsholl will discuss how providers can assess an individual’s status and their willingness to quit. She will provide information on behavioral counseling for individuals who are interested in quitting using a motivational interviewing approach and provide guidance on choosing an approach to help the individual quit smoking. Ms. Goldsholl will review smoking cessation pharmacotherapy options, their safety and efficacy for individuals with SMI, and recommendations on treatment duration. She will also discuss developing treatment recommendations for individuals who are not interested in quitting smoking.