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e-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults - Introduction

Author: Surgeon General of the United States

Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Although conventional cigarette smoking has declined markedly over the past several decades among youth and young adults in the United States, there have been substantial increases in the use of emerging tobacco products among these populations in recent years . Among these increases has been a dramatic rise in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among youth and young adults. It is crucial that the progress made in reducing cigarette smoking among youth and young adults not be compromised by the initiation and use of e-cigarettes. This course focuses on the history, epidemiology, and health effects of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the history of e-cigarettes
  • Explain why flavors are added to e-cigarettes
  • Describe federal regulation of e-cigarettes

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Historical Background
  • The E-Cigarette
  • E-Cigarette Companies
  • Federal Regulation
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