Growing Your Business with Smoking Cessation Services: Join the Quit Club

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits: 0.15 (1.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE UAN: 0207-0000-16-118-L04-P and 0207-0000-16-118-L04-T

Every year in the U.S., more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in the country. Despite the huge publicity CVS grabbed in the last couple years for taking cigarettes out of their inventory mix, a decision the overwhelming majority of independent community pharmacists made long ago, there is much more to addressing the dangers and health risks of smoking than not selling cigarettes, and community pharmacists are ideally positioned to make a difference.

Community pharmacies all across the country are renewing their commitment to help their patients quit smoking, and gaining fiercely loyal customers in the process. In this program, your pharmacy peers will share the details of their successful smoking cessation programs and give you the business know how and keys to success.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline strategies to identify, attract and target patients for smoking cessation services.
  2. Discuss the role of a community pharmacist in helping patients set a quit date and stay on track.
  3. Describe structure and payment models for community pharmacy provided smoking cessation programs.

Speakers: Travis Wolff, PharmD, Med-World Pharmacy, Sapulpa, Oklahoma; Jamie Mask, PharmD, Clinical Community Pharmacist Consultant, Create Pharmacist, Brandon, Mississippi; Shelley S. Hammond, MMC, Health Communications Specialist, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia; Ken Saunders, Pharm D., TTS, Hospital and Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Pharmacy, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Omaha, Nebraska

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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