While progress has been made in reducing the number of youth smokers, the rate of decline has slowed. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, every day about 3,200 youth under the age of 18 smoke a cigarette for the first time. Also, nearly nine out of 10 adult cigarette smokers had their first cigarette before the age of 18. These statistics are of even greater concern with the emergence of new tobacco-containing products, such as e-cigarettes, vape pipes and water pipes (hookah), which are being used at increasing rates among middle- and high-school students. This program will educate clinicians about evidence-based methods for reducing tobacco use in adolescents.
The goal of this reduction of tobacco use in youth continuing education program is to educate nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and social workers about how to reduce tobacco use in adolescents. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the health impact of smoking
- Describe the emergence of alternatives to traditional cigarette smoking
- Identify factors that influence adolescents to smoke
- Indicate strategies to prevent and eliminate teenage smoking
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and respiratory therapists.
Respiratory therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor Id. 9514012. This is a nontraditional course. The course has been approved from 7/15/2009 to 1/1/2014, 2/15/2014 to 2/15/2016, and 9/25/2016 to 9/25/2018.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.
This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.
For Florida professionals:
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