Title

Electronic Cigarettes: What do we know and what should we tell our patients?

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

2-19-2014

Abstract

Learning Objectives:

1. Basics of the device and its history

2. User demographics

3. Safety: active and inactive ingredients, toxins and contaminants, clinical and adverse effects

4. Smoking cessation: impact on nicotine withdrawal, efficacy as long-term NRT, characteristics of successful quitters

5. Nicotine dependence: addictive potential, role as "gateway" to tobacco use

6. Attempts at regulation

Presentation: 46 minutes