E-cigarettes and Vaping – Clearing the Smoke
The health care community, policymakers, teachers, parents and our patients are overwhelmed by the rapid surge to popularity of e-cigarettes. What initially was seen as a “cure” for smoking cigarettes is now leading millions of teens to nicotine addiction as well as posing lethal health risks from vaping-related illnesses. This presentation will review the different perspectives of adults who vape to quit smoking and of the teens who have become addicted to nicotine from vaping. As family physicians we will see the spectrum of vaping and it is important to understand the different products on the market as well as safety issues surrounding this topic.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Have working knowledge about Vaping/eCigarettes basics (what does it look like, what is in it, scale of the problem, how’d we end up here and what are the risks)
- Effectively screen youth/adults for eCigarette use
- Offer counseling resources and treatment for youth/adult users
This activity is supported by the California Academy of Family Physicians.
There is no charge for this activity.
Unlabeled Use Disclosure
This activity will include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This activity is intended for family medicine physicians, and other primary care team members.
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Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this online educational activity. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures. Study the educational content online, answer the questions and complete the evaluation. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.
This enduring material activity, E-cigarettes and Vaping – Clearing the Smoke, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins May 15, 2020. Term of approval is one year from this date. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Edan Wernik, MD
Family Physician and Residency Faculty
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente San Jose FMRP
Dr. Edan Wernik comes to the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine from Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, where he specializes in family medicine. Dr. Wernik is a member of professional organizations at the national, state, and county levels, including the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Edan Wernik, MD declares that in the past 12 months neither he nor his partner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.
0.75 AAFP Prescribed
This enduring material activity, E-cigarettes and Vaping – Clearing the Smoke, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins May 15, 2020. Term of approval is one year from this date. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.75 AAFP Prescribed