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Activity Date: 04/19/2016

Target Audience

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

Session Summary

Promoted as a safer and cheaper alternative to conventional cigarettes, the use of ECs has grown rapidly, while the scientific evidence supporting these claims is both inconclusive and controversial.  Pharmacists are routinely involved in the medication management and education of patients interested in smoking cessation. A greater understanding of the components of ECs, how this compares to traditional cigarettes, how ECs may or may not aid in smoking cessation efforts, and public health risks is needed.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

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  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

This course will be provided at the CPNP 2016 Annual Meeting, April 17-20, 2016. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Recall the history and background of the development of electronic cigarettes (ECs), how these have been marketed, and current FDA position on these products.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the chemical constituents in ECs and how this compares to traditional cigarettes.
  3. Define the known physical and behavioral health consequences as well as the long-term population implications associated with the use of ECs.
  4. Recognize the clinical effectiveness and limitations of ECs in smoking cessation compared to other approved pharmacotherapy options.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/19/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-016-L04-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. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-016-L04-P (1.0 contact hours).