Pharmacists wishing to provide smoking cessation support to Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) patients under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s pharmacy-based smoking cessation program are required to complete a smoking cessation training program in order to be eligible to receive funding for their expertise and professional services in this area. For further information, please visit the Healthcare Professionals section of the Ministry’s website.
This program consists of four online modules with final exam and program evaluation:
Number of Continuing Education Units
Accreditation Expiry Date
You must complete the program by March 7, 2021; access will be removed after this point.
How to register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Pricing and Registration”; a drop-down will open with pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on "add to cart" to start the registration process.
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Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Module 1: Pathophysiology, Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments
Module 2: Quit Planning and Motivational Interviewing
Module 3: Implementing Smoking Cessation – Community, Hospital and Primary Care Setting
Module 4: Prescribing Pharmacotherapy
To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until March 7, 2021:
Pre-requisites and Target Audience
Subject Matter Experts:
Last updated: Feb 11, 2021
Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $30 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.
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