May 7, 2020
We hope you enjoy this monthly newsletter from the Training & Education Program at the Center for Tobacco Independence.
We want to hear from you! To help us fine-tune our planning for a new virtual staging of this annual event, we are seeking people to fill out a short survey. Be a part of the process - surveys are due by May 13th please - and thank you!

Take the survey HERE.
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Session Dates: June 15, 16 & 17, 2020
Offered Virtually

This year's theme:

A Changing Landscape - Tobacco and Nicotine Use, Products and Adolescents: Reflections and Considerations for Tobacco Prevention and Treatment

We are excited to welcome  Dr. Barbara Schillo  as our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Schillo is Vice President of the Schroeder Institute, part of the Truth Initiative, where she provides leadership for research that examines the impact of tobacco-related policies on youth and young adults. Dr. Schillo also currently chairs the board of directors for the North American Quitline Consortium. 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020,
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 &
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
9:30 - 10 am via GoToWebinar

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
9 - 9:45 am Virtual Office Hours (Optional)

If you work in the behavioral health field, you know that tobacco can be a difficult issue to address. Your clients - people with mental health diagnoses - are more likely to use tobacco, to smoke more and to have a harder time quitting than those without such a diagnosis. However, these individuals want to quit and CAN quit. But they may need some extra support.

Join us (virtually) for this exciting training series, and learn more about confronting tobacco use in individuals with behavioral health conditions.


Up to 4 CMEs will be offered for this series - individuals must participate in the May 12th, 13th, & 19th sessions to be eligible

If you miss the live sessions, recordings will be
available for CMEs until June 30th

Continuing education credits are available for all trainings
Selected Resource
Facebook Video Series

The Center for Tobacco Independence is excited to announce a new resource on The QuitLink's Facebook page. We are presenting a series of short videos th at will highlight quit services, coping skills, medications and more. We hope to see many of you for these Facebook events!

The first video is TODAY, Thursday May 7th, at 3pm!


For more information about the Training & Education Program, visit:

MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI)
Tobacco Treatment Training and Education Program
CTI provides education and training on evidence-based tobacco treatment to healthcare and behavioral health professionals in Maine on behalf of the Maine CDC, DHHS. Our goal is to improve access to high quality, best practice tobacco treatment and create a network of tobacco treatment specialists across the state.