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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Promoting Tobacco Cessation in the Community Pharmacy Webcast – 1 CE

Activity Overview

Every year, smoking kills an estimated 480,000 Americans and costs $300 billion. As of 2018, 34 million Americans smoked cigarettes and community pharmacies are in a unique position to provide evidence-based interventions to drive down rates of tobacco use and save lives. In many rural areas, for example, where smoking rates are the highest, the community pharmacist is the sole access point for healthcare services. It is critical that pharmacists and technicians working in community pharmacy understand the role they can play in reducing tobacco use and to be able to implement evidence-based interventions.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1.  Identify the burden of tobacco and tobacco-related illness in the US, both in terms of economic costs and health outcomes
  2.  Identify counseling points for patients who smoke using the AAR and the 5A’s and recommend appropriate therapy as well as vaccinations
  3. Enumerate ways that pharmacists can implement smoking cessation services in the community settings

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify ways the pharmacy technician can participate in community-based smoking cessation services
  2. Identify the AAR and 5A model for counseling on smoking cessation and what steps technicians can assist with
  3. List the major categories of smoking cessation treatments on the market

Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-859907.

Faculty Information

Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA, is a pharmacist, a medical writer, and the founder of, a website dedicated to helping community pharmacies with compliance and operations. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s of science in biology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Doctor of Pharmacy, and West Texas A&M University with a Masters of Business Administration.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA, has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Webcast



1.0 Contact Hour


Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number

Pharmacy Technician: 

Activity Release Date

October 18, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

October 18, 2024



Handout Download Link(s)

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

CE Broker Reporting

If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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