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 on people, 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.
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
List 3 reasons e-cigarettes are a poor tool to help quit smoking
Discuss the harmful substances in e-cigarettes and their impact on smoking addiction, health
Verbalize what populations are most at risk for addiction to e-cigarettes/smoking and why and the health harms to these populations