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Business or Exploitation? Exposure of the Tobacco Industry’s Exploitation of Individuals with Mental Health Conditions
Recorded from "Business or Exploitation? Exposure of the Tobacco Industry’s Exploitation of Individuals with Mental Health Conditions" (MMC18004F), presented live January 18, 2018.


"Business or Exploitation?"

Exposure of the Tobacco Industry's Exploitation of Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

presented by:

Margaret Jaco Manecke, MSSW
Project Manager, Practice Improvement
National Council for Behavioral Health
Washington, DC

Ashley Persie
Senior Brand Marketing Associate
Truth Initiative®
Washington, DC
Judith Prochaska, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC), in conjunction with the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control (NBHN), and the Truth Initiative®, hosted its 75th webinar on January 18, 2018 at 10:00 am Pacific time (60 minutes). You may claim CME credit after viewing the recorded webinar. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Explain why people with mental health conditions (depression and ADHD, for example) and substance use disorders have been historically targeted by the tobacco industry.
  2. State whether adults with mental health conditions and substance use disorders smoke more than adults without those conditions.
  3. Describe the morbidity rates of people with mental health conditions and name specific causes of death that can be attributed to tobacco use.  
  4. Explain the impact of the truth® campaign among its target audience.  
  5. Describe evidence-based approaches for treating tobacco use and tobacco addiction in persons with co-occurring mental illness.
  6. Describe how you can leverage the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control’s tools, resources, and network to combat tobacco use & cancer disparities among individuals with mental illnesses and addictions and network members.

Method of Participation/ Instruction for Obtaining Credit

The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour, which is equivalent to 1.00 credits. Participants should view the recorded webinar (streaming or downloading the .mp4 file), answer the multiple-choice test questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate. 

You must receive a score of 80% or better to earn a certificate. You will have an unlimited number of attempts to successfully complete the post-test.  Your certificate will be available immediately for print or download upon completion of the entire activity.

The fee to register for and claim CME credit is $45.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations should be made in writing within 7 days of enrollment. Refunds will only be made in the event that technical difficulties prevent completion of the activity, or if no interaction with the material occurred because of inadvertent or mistaken enrollment, or expiration of the activity before the learner had the opportunity to complete it fully. Fees can be transferred to another activity in the case of mistaken enrollment.

Begins: March 26, 2018; Expires: May 31, 2020

Special Needs or Other Concerns: If you require any special accommodations for a disability which creates a hardship to participating in this activity, or you have questions or concerns about this course, please contact the Office of CME. (Additional contact information is below.)


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

Social Workers and Counselors:This course does NOT meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

This activity has been reviewed and approved by members of the UCSF CME Governing Board in accordance with UCSF CME accreditation policies. Office of CME staff, planners, reviewers, and all others in control of content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The following individuals have disclosed they have no relevant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial interest.  
Christine Cheng
Brian Clark
Jennifer Matekuare
Roxana Said, MPH
Catherine Saucedo
Steven A. Schroeder, MD

The speakers, Margaret Jaco Manecke and Ashley Persie, have disclosed each has no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who provide products or services relating to their presentation(s) for this continuing medical education activity:

The following faculty speaker has disclosed a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial company who provides products or services relating to their presentation(s) for this continuing medical education activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support:

Judith Prochaska, PhD, MPH
    Pfizer – Advisor/Reviewer, Consultant
    Carrot - Advisor/Reviewer, Consultant
    MD Revolution - Consultant
    Plaintiffs' law firms - Consultant on lawsuits against tobacco companies

*Be advised that the last three companies in the list are not commercial interests as defined by the Accreditation Council for CME, and are provided here to the participant for transparency reasons.

Supplemental Material:

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Resources  
CLC Info and Resources

UC Online Privacy Policy

Office of CME Ethics Policy 
No instructor or facilitator is permitted to promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients, based upon current, accepted standards of practice. All CAMFT-certified education must provide training on how to treat all clients in an ethically and clinically sound manner.

* An Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view or print portable document formats (PDF).


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Office of Continuing Medical Education
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Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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