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Non-daily Smokers: Smoking Patterns and Implications for Helping Them Quit
Recorded from "Non-daily Smokers: Smoking Patterns and Implications for Helping Them Quit" (MMC19004D) and presented live December 11, 2018. (Course #MED21021F)


Non-daily Smokers: Smoking Patterns and Implications for Helping Them Quit

presented by:

Saul Shiffman, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) hosted this webinar on December 11, 2018 at 10:00 am Pacific time (60 minutes). You may claim CME credit after viewing the recorded webinar. 

Educational Goals

To acquaint participants with what is known about non-daily smokers, and inform them of ideas about how to help those smokers quit smoking.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Explain the prevalence of non-daily smoking
  2. Identify the typical smoking patterns in non-daily smokers
  3. Describe the quitting success rates among non-daily smokers
  4. Consider two ways how smoking-cessation help could be structured for non-daily smokers


This one-hour webinar will address the following high-level topics. (More details can be found in the downloadable syllabus.)
  1. Smoking motivation in non-daily smokers
  2. Smoking patterns in intermittent smokers
  3. Quitting in intermittent smokers
  4. Helping intermittent smokers quit
  5. Current trials and potential approach

Method of Participation/ Instruction for Obtaining Credit

The estimated time to complete this activity is 60 minutes, which is equivalent to 1.00 credit. 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 75% 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.

For a limited time, receive free CE credit, courtesy of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. California providers, use discount code CADPH23.

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: October 1, 2019; Expires: June 30, 2021

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 Credit™.  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.

Behavioral Health Clinicians: The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP). UCSF maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's and/or LEP's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #64239.


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.

All planning committee members and reviewers have disclosed they have no relevant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who provide products or services relating to their presentation(s) in this continuing medical education activity.

Jon Jovi Bodestyne
Christine Cheng
Brian Clark
Jennifer Matekuare

Jessica Safier
Catherine Saucedo
Steven A. Schroeder, MD 

Dr. Saul Schiffman has disclosed he has no financial interests/arrangements or affiliations with ACCME-defined commercial interests, however, he does maintain a consultancy on harm reduction issues and products (non-combustible) with Reynolds American.

Supplemental Material:

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Resources  
CLC Info and Resources

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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.

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