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Those with a behavioral health condition/substance abuse disorder are disproportionately affected by tobacco use. The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 adults in the United States has some form of a behavioral health condition. These individuals consume almost 40 percent of all cigarettes smoked by adults. Attend this webinar to learn about the importance of treating Tobacco Use Disorder among this population and the free resources and programs available.

March 15, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. CTquit smoking picture

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The Webinar presenter, Kaitlyn Ashley, is the Statewide Tobacco Cessation Coordinator for the South Dakota Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Program. Ashley is a contractor through Black Hills Special Services and is based out of Sioux Falls, SD. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Anthropology from the University of South Dakota.


As a result of attending, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Tobacco use rates among those with behavioral health conditions
  • Current research on tobacco use and substance use disorders
  • How to implement the AAR model* for effective tobacco cessation intervention
  • How the South Dakota QuitLine works, what it includes and other available cessation resources

*The AAR model consists of: (A) asking about tobacco use status (A) advising all tobacco users to quit and (R) referring tobacco users to evidence-based tobacco treatment, including behavioral counseling and pharmacotherapy.

Additional State-Based Resources

South Dakota QuitLine
South Dakota Tobacco Control and Prevention
Be Tobacco Free South Dakota

North Dakota Quits