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Training and Events

The Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine and its related public health and nonprofit partners frequently offer training, events, and conferences focused on the many different areas of tobacco control and prevention.

These trainings are brought to you by the Center for Tobacco Independence on behalf of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine.

Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training

Registration for this training beginning in June 2015

These sessions teach professionals how to incorporate tobacco treatment messages into their practices. Evidence-based information on how to conduct Brief Tobacco Interventions will be reviewed, along with discussion of tobacco treatment medications, how to support client/patient motivation, and a review of the “Five A’s” brief treatment intervention model. To register and for more information click here.

Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training

This 2-day skills focused session will be highly interactive and participants will discuss comprehensive assessments, develop treatment plans, and practice counseling skills used in intensive tobacco treatment. It will build on knowledge and skills taught in the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training. With instructor guidance, participants will use elements of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, medication management, and other evidence-based strategies to support effective tobacco treatment. To register and for more information click here.

May 11 & 12, 2016 - Annual Tobacco Treatment Conference

This annual conference brings together nationally and internationally recognized speakers and presenters on a wide array of topics in tobacco treatment, tobacco control policy, new evidence, research, and innovative strategies. Plan to attend and network with colleagues from the tobacco treatment and control community in Maine and beyond.

DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland, ME

Save the Date


A series of webinars is being offered by the Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Maine. These webinars will be conducted from 12pm to 1pm.

Schedule to be posted soon!

Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for Students

These sessions educate students in various healthcare disciplines in Maine colleges and universities on how to conduct brief tobacco interventions. Schools include, but are not limited to: Schools of Nursing, Schools of Social Work, Counseling Programs, Dental Hygienist Schools, Respiratory Health Programs, Medical Schools, and Schools of Pharmacy. There is no charge for this program. If you are interested, college program directors and teachers should contact Pamela Craig-Parker, Program Coordinator at 662-7155 or

Tobacco Treatment Clinical Outreach Program

The Clinical Outreach Program, developed by the Center for Tobacco Independence on behalf of the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine, aims to educate a wide variety of health professionals about addressing tobacco in the routine delivery of healthcare services.

CTI and their Tobacco Treatment Educators work to deliver on-site training using an academic detailing model. This program offers in-person, office-based educational sessions focused specifically on tobacco dependence and treatment. There is no fee for this service.

For more information or to schedule a session, contact Linda Craig at 662-7150 or email