Nicotine Addiction & Tobacco Cessation in Behavioral Health

August 26, 2020


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Target Audience

The target audience for these trainings are community service providers and health professionals who would benefit from behavioral health education.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the burden of tobacco in the behavioral and mental health population.
  • Describe the different types of tobacco and nicotine products and how tobacco use is an addiction.
  • Identify and implement evidence-based strategies to engage behavioral health populations with high rates of tobacco use.
  • Describe Quitline Iowa and how the Ask, Advise, Refer method can be implemented in your practice.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/26/2020 - 2:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/26/2020 - 3:45pm CDT

Tabetha Gerdner, BS
Community Health Consultant, Iowa Department of Public Health

Tabetha Gerdner works for the Iowa Department of Public Health in the Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Division.  She is the Program Manager for Quitline Iowa and the Smoke Free Homes program and provides technical assistance to tobacco prevention grantees across the state.

Ms. Gerdner indicates that she has no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose relevant to the content of this educational activity.

Accreditation Statements

  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.25 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

The information shared at this event is presented as an opportunity to expand awareness and knowledge. Views expressed by speakers do not represent the views of the Iowa Department of Public Health, nor does IDPH control or guarantee the accuracy of this information. IDPH does not endorse individual vendors, products or services.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 IBON


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Click here to register. There is not a cost to attend. 

For questions about registration, please contact Iowa State University by email or phone 515-294-6222.

For questions about program content, please email Kayla Sankey.