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.

Online / On-demand

Contact Hours:  2



Dr. Susan Patton

Angela Stewart

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 



Angela Stewart is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)-prepared, board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP-BC) who has been an NP for 15 years and has worked in medical oncology at Highlands Oncology Group in Fayetteville, AR, since 2009. She has served as the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Coordinator since 2015 at the University of Arkansas, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. She was in the first DNP graduating class at the U of A in May of 2015. Her DNP Project was on Tobacco Use Treatment in Lung Cancer Screening Patients which was a program started at Highlands Oncology Group in 2014 and continues today. She recently completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Nursing Education specialty in May of 2021, and her quality improvement project was Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Screening Education across the Curriculum for Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students.

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.