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.
Hwang, MDc, MPHc, Josephine, "Exploring the Jefferson Healthcare Community’s Perceptions and Knowledge of Electronic Cigarette Health Impacts" (2018). Master of Public Health Capstone Presentations. Presentation 281.