Tobacco Use in Adolescents

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

Traditional cigarette smoking has been on the decline, but tobacco alternatives like electronic cigarettes have been gaining popularity, especially among adolescents. The use of tobacco in any form has severe health implications during the adolescent development process. Adolescents are more susceptible to the addictive effects of nicotine which makes them more prone to becoming lifelong users of tobacco. Although nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers are uniquely positioned to ask about tobacco use and provide evidence-based treatments, it is not consistently performed at each visit. Many tobacco companies have crafted their marketing to target younger consumers and therefore, adolescents deserve special attention by their healthcare providers to promote and offer tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This course will review how adolescents are more susceptible to the marketing of tobacco products, and the health consequences of nicotine addiction, and will provide techniques for encouraging a tobacco-free lifestyle. The goal of this course is to educate nurses, respiratory therapy professionals, and social workers in the acute care setting on tobacco use among adolescents.



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Traditional cigarette smoking has been on the decline, but tobacco alternatives like electronic cigarettes have been gaining popularity, especially among adolescents. The use of tobacco in any form has severe health implications during the adolescent development process. Adolescents are more susceptible to the addictive effects of nicotine which makes them more prone to becoming lifelong users of tobacco. Although nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers are uniquely positioned to ask about tobacco use and provide evidence-based treatments, it is not consistently performed at each visit. Many tobacco companies have crafted their marketing to target younger consumers and therefore, adolescents deserve special attention by their healthcare providers to promote and offer tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This course will review how adolescents are more susceptible to the marketing of tobacco products, and the health consequences of nicotine addiction, and will provide techniques for encouraging a tobacco-free lifestyle. The goal of this course is to educate nurses, respiratory therapy professionals, and social workers in the acute care setting on tobacco use among adolescents.



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