This course provides an advanced overview of the history, pathophysiology, and diagnosis of nicotine dependence. Learners will achieve the following objectives: describe the history of tobacco; identify the epidemiology of tobacco use; recognize how nicotine creates dependence; characterize the patient populations with higher nicotine dependence; and explain the diagnosis, treatment options, and typical outcomes following treatment for nicotine dependence. Course is approved for 4.5 CEUs/contact hours to Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in Florida. Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2019.