LEWISTON – Central Maine Medical Center will host “Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training,” a special training program for those who are in a position to deliver anti-tobacco messages to key audiences, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the CMMC Health and Wellness Center, ground level, 12 High Street Medical Office Building adjacent to CMMC.

Wendy Tardif and Vicki Wiegman will lead the program, which begins at 8 a.m. with registration. The event will conclude at about 3:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The training provides information about tobacco dependence and instruction on how to deliver brief interventions to tobacco users. Those attending will be able to assess a tobacco user’s readiness to quit; deliver brief, motivational messages; assist those ready to quit with a simple plan; and offer medication information and referrals as needed.

Topics will include nicotine dependence, stages of change, brief interventions, encouraging change and tobacco medication therapy. The program is designed for health-care providers, educators, public health professionals, hospital employees, community advocates or representatives and others who have an opportunity to provide an intervention to Maine people.

Those wishing to register are asked to call 662-5224. A fee will be charged.


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