Electronic Cigarettes: What do we know and what should we tell our patients?
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
Recommended CitationHemba, MD, Kenneth E., "Electronic Cigarettes: What do we know and what should we tell our patients?" (2014). Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds. Paper 21.