Ask, Advise, Refer to
Quit Don’t Switch

One-hour tobacco brief intervention
training for healthcare professionals.

Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch

Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Ask-Advise-Refer model, the Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch training is available for free to all healthcare providers including respiratory therapists, primary care providers and more. Throughout the training you will be able to access updated tools and strategies for making an effective smoking or vaping intervention for patients using any tobacco product including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and even dual-users (people who use both types of products). This training is accredited to offer one-hour of continuing education. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of this training?

This training is free for all healthcare professionals and other lung health advocates who may be interested in this online training.

What can I expect from this training?

This one-hour, on-demand online training is based on the CDC’s Ask, Advise, Refer brief intervention model. This training includes tobacco basics:

  • Addressing e-cigarette use
  • An overview of the AAR Brief Intervention Model including conducting the AskAdvise and Refer
  • Conducting a follow-up
  • Relapse prevention
  • Patient case scenario practice.

A post-training evaluation can be completed to qualify for continuing education or contact hours credit for some healthcare professions.

Is this training accredited for continuing education?

Yes! This training is accredited for continuing education and/or contact hours from the following professional accrediting organizations, through December 31, 2020:

Some professional may be able to receive continuing education credit for this course through petition. Contact your accrediting organization for more information on requirements to receive equivalency credit by petition.

I’m not a healthcare professional, can I still take this training?

Although this training is targeted towards healthcare professionals, who have direct contact with patients, this training is appropriate for other people working in community settings, and lung health advocates.

How do I get my certificate of completion?

After you have viewed the training webinar, and completed the post-training evaluation, you can expect to receive your certificate of completion within 10 business days, via email. If you have further questions regarding your certificate of completion, please email:

Other Questions?

Please email with any questions or concerns regarding the Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit Don’t Switch brief intervention training.

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