How Can We Reach Adolescent Tobacco Users? - RT229-60H

How Can We Reach Adolescent Tobacco Users?

by Juli Therese Aistars, APRN, TTS, WC
(4.7 / 139 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


While cigarette smoking among youth in the United States has been steadily declining, the rise in the use of newer tobacco-containing products has offset the decreasing use of any tobacco product in this age group. Seven types of tobacco products are included in the National Youth Tobacco Survey: cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookahs (water pipes), pipes, e-cigarettes, and bidis. E-cigarettes were the most commonly used among youth from 2014 to 2018. This course reviews the most current statistics, the 7 most commonly used tobacco products and what is known about their health consequences in youth, population-based strategies, and evidence-based clinical recommendations for tobacco prevention and treatment in this age group.   


The goal of this continuing education course is to educate nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and social workers about current trends in tobacco use among youth, the health impact of the various types of tobacco products, and strategies to reduce its use in adolescents and teens. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss current statistics on smoking among youth in the United States.
  • Describe the emergence of alternatives to traditional cigarette smoking and the implications.
  • Describe the health and financial impact of youth tobacco use.
  • Identify factors that influence adolescents to use tobacco products and factors that influence them to quit.
  • Identify population-based and clinical strategies to decrease adolescent tobacco use.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
Respiratory therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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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 non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 10/7/2019 to 10/7/2020
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).

Course Originally Released on: 5/30/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/29/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/7/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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.


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Marguerite S - Long Beach, CA  ·  Feb 21, 2020
We see more ARDS with e-cig use. Good info to help adolescents health
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CHERYL S - Murrieta, CA  ·  Feb 18, 2020
educational and informative
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Jaime H - Las Cruces, NM  ·  Feb 13, 2020
this was a good class to take.recommended
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Jonas M - Union City, CA  ·  Feb 02, 2020
I am able to advise systematic, evidence base smoking cessation to my patient.
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Jennifer K - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA  ·  Jan 30, 2020
Informative on how to reach the adolesent smoker
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00