Behavioral Health Aspects of Tobacco Exposure

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

1 Hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Behavioral Health Aspects of Tabacco Exposure is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD as part of the Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate.

This unique program offers an in-depth understanding of the multifaceted impacts of tobacco and secondhand smoke on human health, with a special focus on behavioral health populations.

Delve into a wide array of risk factors, warning signs, and the short and long-term repercussions of tobacco exposure. Participants uncover the immediate effects, such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, bronchial and respiratory problems, and long-term impacts that include heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. Participants delve into the profound influence tobacco exposure has on cognitive functions, leading to reduced attention span and memory loss, behavioral changes, and escalated levels of criminality.

This program also brings to light the effects of prenatal tobacco exposure, a critical topic often overlooked. Learn about the latent impacts it could have on fetal development and the resulting health complications, thereby enabling you to become an advocate for change in your professional sphere.

The program is rooted in empirical research, ensuring that you're exposed to evidence-based findings and methodologies throughout the program. The presenter provides an integrative view, addressing the implications of screening and intervention from a behavioral health perspective.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe tobacco exposure and other related constructs

Describe the risk factors and warning signs of tobacco use dependence

Describe the impact tobacco exposure has on mood, behavior, cognition, and criminality

Describe screening and intervention considerations through a behavioral health lens

Describe up-to-date research findings


Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consu...


1. Introduction

2. Tobacco & Nicotine Exposure

3. Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health Considerations

4. Clinical Considerations

5. Trauma and Life Adversity

6. Screening Considerations

7. Intervention Considerations

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