This presentation will discuss the current state of smoking in the United States and how e-cigarettes factor into the smoking picture. Types of e-cigarettes, contents in a vaping pod, and current evidence of vaping’s effects and nicotine addiction on brain development., especially youth and vulnerable adults. Guidance for clinicians in discussing e-cigarettes with their patients, including the pros and cons of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation method. Advocacy efforts to restrict e-cigarette use in young adults in schools at the state and local levels. Resources will be provided to learn more, as well as materials for use in educating patients, parents, and youth on the issues of e-cigarettes. This session will also discuss how some navigators have implemented changes to their practice regarding vaping.
Provide evidence-based practice regarding why e-cigarettes
should not be utilized as a smoking cessation method.
Discuss the harmful substances in e-cigarettes and their impact on smoking addiction and overall health
Provide knowledge of the new disease diagnosis associated with vaping