Title

Exploring the Jefferson Healthcare Community’s Perceptions and Knowledge of Electronic Cigarette Health Impacts

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

11-16-2018

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Presentation: 5:30

Abstract

As the use of electronic cigarettes continues to increase, especially among a younger, smoke-naïve population, healthcare providers have to be prepared to counsel patients on their health consequences. To date, studies looking into what medical providers know about these products have identified a general lack of knowledge. This study aims to engage healthcare professionals at Jefferson to better understand their perspective and knowledge of e-cigarettes and their health implications through one-time freelisting interviews and surveys. Results indicate that the perception of e-cigarettes vary by training and/or age and found gaps in evidence-based knowledge across all levels of training. These findings highlight the need for the respective education programs at Jefferson to incorporate teaching on facts and literature on e-cigarettes and their health effects.

Language

English

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