Part 2: Integrating Tobacco Treatment along the Continuum of Lung Cancer Screening

This is the second learning module in the two-part series that focuses on integrating evidence-based tobacco treatment for smokers along the continuum of the lung cancer screening process. During this module, participants will further explore the role of tobacco treatment for CMS criteria for reimbursement, focusing tobacco counseling during the shared decision making visit. This module will also highlight evidence-based strategies that participants can employ to treat tobacco use disorder, including referrals to the Maine Tobacco HelpLine. Lastly, this module will provide an overview of first line FDA approved tobacco treatment medications. The majority of patients do want to quit, but tobacco addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder, and they need compassionate help. Effective counseling skills, assistance with tobacco treatment medication, and referral to evidence-based treatment are keys to patient success.

These modules were developed in collaboration with the Maine Lung Cancer Coalition, the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, and Maine Quality Counts.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this module, participants will:

  • Understand the role of tobacco counseling during the shared decision making visit as required for CMS reimbursement;
  • Increase knowledge about evidenced-based treatment for tobacco use disorder;
  • Understand how to make referral to the Maine Tobacco HelpLine and deliver onsite brief intervention for tobacco use disorder;
  • Understand how to utilize first line FDA approved tobacco treatment medications and the important role they play in successful tobacco abstinence;

Intended Audience:

This learning module is intended for primary care practice as well as lung cancer screening program providers, practice staff, and practice administrators.

Module Structure:

This module is self-paced and available to any user that registers with the Learning Lab. The estimated time to complete is approximately 90 minutes. The module consists of multiple sub-sections or units that contain video lessons, animations, readings, tools and web links.

Duration & Fee:  FREE

  • Estimated Time to Complete: 90 minutes
  • Certificate of Completion Provided

Hardware/Software Requirements:

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled.

Table of Contents:

Unit 1: Tobacco Counseling during the  Shared Decision Making Visit
Unit 2: Sharing the Evidence
Unit 3: Evidence-Based Treatment
Unit 4: The 5 A’s Brief  Intervention Model
Unit 5: The Maine Tobacco HelpLine (MTHL)
Unit 6: Tobacco Treatment Medications
Unit 7: Other Considerations
Unit 8: Conclusion


  • FREE
  • Course Certificate