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Activity Dates: 05/08/2020 - 04/29/2023

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Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

E-cigarette use has been increasing among adults and adolescents since these products were introduced to the United States in 2007. The e-cigarettes market-place has rapidly evolved due to targeted marketing and studies on multiple aspects of e-cigarette use are being published faster than those in health care can assess their importance to clinical practice Given these changes in the products being used and what is known about them, it is important for pharmacists and other health care providers to stay current on emerging data regarding e-cigarettes. Since pharmacists are a primary resource to consumers on smoking cessation products, we need to be aware of the newest data in order to provide accurate recommendations regarding the role that e-cigarettes can play in facilitating successful cessation from combustible cigarettes and the risks associated with e-cigarette use. The audience should leave the presentation with an understanding of what e-cigarettes are, their risks, and if they have the potential to offer any benefits to current smokers.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Maciej L. Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD

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Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the differences between e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes as well as current regulatory considerations.
  2. Describe current use patterns of e-cigarettes within the U.S. across various age groups.
  3. Discuss the data regarding the use e-cigarettes to facilitate smoking cessation.
  4. Review risks of e-cigarette use including the potential for acute or permanent lung damage or death.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/08/2020 - 04/29/2023
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-037-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.