Smoking Cessation & Lung Cancer Screening

Smoking Cessation & Lung Cancer Screening Online Course

— Offered by College of Education and Health Professions and Eleanor Mann School of Nursing —

Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventative disease and death in the U.S. (ACS, 2019).  It kills more than 480,000 Americans each year which is approximately one in five deaths (ACS, 2019). The national average for cigarette smoking is 14% with 34.1 million adults currently smoking (ACS, 2019).  There are 16 million adults who live with a smoking-related illness, there are 94 million current or former smokers in America today, and 85% of lung cancer is secondary to smoking (ACS, 2019). Those of lower socioeconomic status, lower education status, and minority groups often have higher rates of smoking. The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools necessary to implement evidence-based smoking cessation with tips on counseling and pharmacotherapy agents and lung cancer screening clinical practice guidelines.


Learning Objectives

  • Examine the history of tobacco use in the U.S. and the major milestones in tobacco control.
  • Differentiate the population demographics of those who use tobacco and how social determinants of health impact marketing and use.
  • Compare the population who use e-cigarettes, both e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes (dual users), and the risks associated with use.
  • Distinguish the biopsychosocial aspects of tobacco use and addiction.
  • Select pharmaceutical treatment and formulate behavioral treatment using motivational interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy using PHS Guidelines for Smoking Cessation (2008).
  • Weigh risks of lung cancer in patients with tobacco use disorders.
  • Recognize patients who qualify for lung cancer screening based on USPSTF and NCCN lung cancer screening guidelines, and refer to the appropriate community resource to increase early detection and overall survival.


Free for University of Arkansas faculty with current UARK email address.

Access / Completion Time:
3 Months

Contact Hours:  2


Photo of Angela Stewart

Angela Stewart

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 

Accredited Provider - American Nurses Credentialing Center


Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, University of Arkansas, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.