e-Cigarettes and Vaping: Clearing the Smoke
The health care community, policy-makers, 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 reviews the different perspectives; of adults who vape in order to quit smoking and of the teens who’ve become addicted to nicotine from vaping.
As family physicians we will see the spectrum of vaping, so it's important to understand the different products on the market as well as the pros, cons, and safety issues related to possible harms and benefits of vaping.
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This activity is designed for family medicine physicians and other primary care team members.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Identify and screen for vaping use among teen and adult population
- Provide evidence-based methods (nicotine replacement by patch, gum, etc.) to aid with vaping cessation
Edan Wernik, MD
Family Physician Faculty
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Edan Wernik, MD 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 graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of medicine and completed his residency at Long Beach Memorial. He is a member of professional organizations at the national, state, and county levels, including the California and American Academy of Family Physicians.
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0.50 AAFP PRESCRIBED
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 November 23, 2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date.
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