Provider Education and Trainings

The following resources contain strategies and recommendations designed to assist health care providers to deliver and support effective treatments for tobacco use and dependence. Check out the following clinical guidelines, toolkits, and ongoing trainings for CME/CE credit to support your patients in their quitting journey.

Tips for Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Follow the recommended clinical techniques to treat tobacco use and dependence in your clinical practice and how to intervene with patients who use tobacco:

Kick It CA for Health Professionals

Provides educational, web-based courses and webinar training on how to treat tobacco dependence, as well as educational print materials on tobacco related topics. Learn more.


Offers training, resources, and tips for healthcare providers. Learn more. 

CDC’s Clinical Cessation Tools

Provides the most recent evidence-based guidelines for treating tobacco use and dependence. Also offers tools to help integrate tobacco treatment into routine clinical care. Learn more. 

Quit Smoking Guide to Use with Patients

Use this guide to help your patients quit. It includes tools you can share with patients such as understanding their triggers and creating quit plans. Learn more

Treating Tobacco Dependence Practice Manual for Providers

Tobacco dependence often requires repeated interventions and multiple quit attempts. This practice manual provides solutions and suggestions for implementing a systems-change approach in your practice. Learn more

Continuing Medical Education (CME/CEs) for Providers

Take CMS/CEs to learn more about how to assist and provide care for patients who use tobacco products.

  • The University of California San Francisco’s Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) offers free CME/CEs for eligible providers. CA providers will need to use CADPH23 to waive the fees. For more information visit webinar collections or individual recordings.
  • The University of California Davis UC Quits Series offers free 3.0 CMEs for eligible providers. This is an 8-module series on tobacco cessation among different populations. For more information, click here.