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Ending the Disease of Tobacco Addiction

Charl Els Addiction Psychiatrist

The cigarette has been identified as the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization.

Most tobacco users know the power of addiction and want to quit. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death and disease globally, and contributes to 6 of the 8 leading non-communicable diseases. Evidence tells a vivid and chilling story of the dire and urgent need to support cessation. This session offers a synthesis of the empirical evidence for safe and effective treatment for the condition of addiction to nicotine, or Tobacco Use Disorder (DSM-5), also referred to as Nicotine Dependence (DSM-IV-TR).  Dental Health Professionals are ideally placed to screen, detect, assess, and treat tobacco addiction, thereby saving lives and reducing the excess healthcare burden of tobacco. How can dental health professionals contribute to the “endgame” for this devastating man-made epidemic?

At the end of this session, the participant will have an increased:

  • Knowledge of the impact of tobacco use on dental health.
  • Skills in screening for, and assessing tobacco addiction.
  • Confidence in applying safe and effective care, based on Clinical Practice Guidelines.


  • CategoriesOral Health and Overall Health, Patient Management
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Release dateTuesday 23rd February, 2016, 08:00 PM
  • Expiration dateSaturday 23rd February, 2019, 08:00 PM
  • AGD PACE subject code(s)158
“Ending the Disease of Tobacco Addiction” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.