December 19, 2019
With e-cigarette and vaping use rising and more incidences of pulmonary illness being reported among people who have been vaping, education is needed on this trending issue. In response to this issue, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), hosted a one-hour webinar to update members on the current recommendations, share resources and tools available, and dispel myths on the topic.
On December 19, 2019, OAFP members and their practice teams heard from OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, a family physician from Salem, OH, on what family physicians should know about e-cigarettes and vaping.
This webinar was free to OAFP members and their practice teams, offered live Prescribed CME credit, and is archived on the OAFP website for one year for enduring CME credit.
After Dr. Sevilla’s presentation, participants understood the basics of e-cigarettes and vaping, were updated on recommendations from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ODH, and learned about resources and tools that can be used in practice. The webinar concluded with information on e-cigarette myths, possible signs and symptoms of vaping lung injury, and strategies to use to talk to patients about e-cigarette use.
- Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Web Page
- Tobacco Cessation Web Page
- Statistics Related to Vaping Illness
This activity was reviewed and approved for 1 live Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
This Enduring Material activity, E-Cigarettes & Vaping: What Family Physicians Should Know Webinar, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the AAFP. Certification began December 20, 2019, and ends Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Thank you to the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Health Improvement & Wellness/Health Promotion, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation, for sponsoring this program.
If you have questions regarding this webinar, please contact Director of Foundation & Strategic Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.