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Antoine Douaihy, MD, who co-directs the UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service with Esa M. Davis, MD, presents Dr. Davis' topic on how to support hospitalized patients with smoking cessation.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify tobacco use and withdrawal in patients during hospitalization
  • Recall the current guidelines regarding alternative tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and vaping 
  • Describe resources to support tobacco cessation to better assist patients once they are discharged from hospital 


Dr. Davis has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Douaihy has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Alkermes; NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, SAMHSA, HRSA, NHLBI, AFSP
  • Royalties from academic books published by Springer Publishing; Oxford University Press; and PESI Publishing & Media

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

ABIM MOC Part 2 Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive your ABIM MOC Part 2 credit, you will need to complete the post-test with a pass rate of 100% and provide your date of birth and ABIM number, along with the other required fields. This information will be shared with the ABIM using the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

Release Date: 1/21/2020 | Last Modified On: 1/21/2020 | Expires: 1/21/2021


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