Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping
This presentation will provide an overview of the history, regulation and marketing of e-cigs, as well as the potential health and safety risks. It will also include counseling points for providers.
The Substance Use Disorders in Alabama project is a cooperative effort of the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is made possible by a grant provided by SAMHSA.
This knowledge-based program is intended for Pharmacists, Nurses, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians and PAs.
- Discuss the history and regulatory issues surrounding electronic cigarettes and vaping devices
- Review marketing trends and cultural factors impacting vulnerable populations
- Describe how e-cigarettes deliver nicotine
- Discuss the potential for alteration of vaping devices to include illicit substances
- Understand the safety concerns and health risks associated with e-cigarettes and vaping
- Be prepared to counsel a patient who plans to use or currently uses e-cigs
Dr. Miranda Andrus currently serves as Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor of Family Medicine with the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine in Huntsville. Dr. Andrus earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 1999. She completed a post-graduate specialty residency in Primary Care at the Durham VA Medical Center and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy in 2000. In 2002, Dr. Andrus became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
Dr. Andrus is currently (2018-2021) serving as treasurer on the board of regents of the American College of Clinical Pharmacists (ACCP). She served as chair of the ACCP Education and Training Practice and Research Network in 2006-2007 and has served on numerous ACCP national committees. In 2009 she received the distinction of Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP).
Dr. Andrus practices at the UAB-Huntsville Family Medicine Center where she provides pharmacotherapy services to patients and actively educates medical residents and pharmacy students in the clinical setting. Dr. Andrus previously worked for HSOP in Tuscaloosa for four years, where she practiced in rural primary care. Her areas of interest include the scholarship of teaching and learning in experiential education, tobacco abuse and treatment, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-9999-22-034-H01-P and is intended for pharmacists. The initial release date for this home-study program is May 2, 2022 and the intended expiration date is May 2, 2025.
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515.
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing education for social workers by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider Number: 0643.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) through the joint providership of Huntsville Hospital and the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Huntsville Hospital is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Huntsville Hospital designates this home study program for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course is approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™towards the Controlled Substance requirement for QACSC certificate holders in Alabama.
- 1.20 ABNAuburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
- 1.00 ABSWE
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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