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Pharmacology of Smoking Cessation
Presenter: Julie Kissack, PharmD
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers about the Pharmacology of Smoking Cessation.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about the Pharmacology of Smoking Cessation and how it pertains to their respective profession.


Release and Expiration Dates
4/1/2016 - 4/1/2019


  1. Recognize nicotine product attributes that are implicated in drug-drug interactions.
  2. Describe how ingestion of tobacco products impact medication levels.
  3. Analyze and apply techniques to manage medication therapy when a person stops smoking cigarettes.

Biographical Info
Julie C. Kissack is Professor and Chair of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy at Harding University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP). She joined the HUCOP faculty in 2008 as the college was preparing to enroll its inaugural class in the fall of 2008. Since her appointment, she has been actively engaged in development and implementation of the College on this University campus, which is committed to the tradition of liberal arts and sciences.

In 1987, Dr. Kissack received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. She completed a post-doctoral Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice and an ASHP Research and Education Foundation Fellowship in Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy at the University of Tennessee. In 1989, she joined the faculty of Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy and continued that appointment until she joined HUCOP. In 1996, she became board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy. The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) recognized and honored Dr. Kissack as a Fellow of ACCP in 2012.

In addition to service at clinical practice sites, community settings and college and university committees, she has a lengthy history of serving the profession of pharmacy. She has actively engaged in several professional organizations including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, ACCP and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. Dr. Kissack has served on the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialty Council committee – as a member and as a chair. Her current areas of research interest include outcomes research in psychiatric pharmacy practice and tobacco prevention, intervention and cessation. 


Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Kim Miller
Sarah Kinder
Susan Smith Dodson
Jordan Brazeal
Mark Jansen

Julie Kissack, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP

Peer Reviewers: 
William Payne, MD
Jacqueline Perkins, RN
Jill Pippen 
Sandy Prince, CHES
Karen Ramsey
Jessica Reed, RN
Rebecca Rupar, RN
casey shelor, CHES
John Shewmake
jacqueline smiley,RN

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       Complete the pre-test 
3.       View the entire activity online 
4.       Complete the post-test 
(must pass the post-test with a score of 80% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
5.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).


ANCC Accreditation Statement:
Center of Distance Health, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation

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ACCME Accreditation Statement: 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Direct Provider Statement 
“UAMS College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”


Designation Statement 
The UAMS College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Disclosure Policy statement
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all directly or jointly provided educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship. Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CE. The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.


Cost to receive credit
No cost to LOD Members.
$20 - Non LOD Members

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
61 Registered Users
1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH, 1 CECH> National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. > CHES