A Resource for Health Professionals
Vaping has become a popular alternative to traditional cigarette smoking, especially amongst youth who may view it as less addictive and harmful to their health. Health professionals are encouraged to follow the guidance below to help navigate discussions with patients and families.
Background posted on Jul 30, 2019
Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Vaping posted on Jul 30, 2019
Known Heath Effects from Vaping posted on Jul 30, 2019
Prevention posted on Jul 30, 2019
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Additional Resources for Health Professionals
- Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products
Health advisory on the adverse pulmonary effects of e-cigarettes.
- E-Cigarettes and Vaping
Information and resources on e-cigarettes.
- E-Cigarettes and Similar Devices
2019 Policy Statement on e-cigarettes and need for regulation.
- Grand Rounds: Electronic Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace
This webinar was presented by Jennifer Lowry, MD, FACMT (PEHSU Region 7) on May 27, 2015. Web-on-demand available.
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Last updated: August 2021