Event Calendar

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Vaping: What We Need to Know

Start Date: 1/21/2020 12:00 PM EST
End Date: 1/21/2020 1:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Via WebEx


Organization Name: WVPCA

Contact:
John Kennedy
Email: john.kennedy@wvpca.org
Phone: 304-346-0032



Please join the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA), along with Julie Jackson from the WV Dept. of Oral Health to learn more about the seriousness of vaping and it's impact on our adolescents. Vaping is becoming an increasing epidemic among teens. In 2018, e-cigarette use nearly doubled in high school students.

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles. Many of these particles contain varying amounts of toxic chemicals, which have been linked to heart and respiratory diseases and cancer.  Many teens have dangerous misperceptions that lead them to believe that vaping is harmless.

Join us for an hour long webinar that will provide a clear understanding of the challenges, dangers and information needed for support our students in making good choices.

CEUs availible for nursing, social work and dental.

After this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the difference between E-cigarettes, Vape Pens and JUUL
  • Recognize the overall health risks related to electronic cigarettes
  • Identify potential negative effects that vapors and aerosols on one's health/environment
  • Learn the nicotine level in a JUUL and compare/relate this to the amount in cigarettes


Target Audience: Medical providers, Nurses, Behavioral Health providers, Dental Hygienists

Registration closes on January 20 at 12:00 PM EST.


To Register:
Select "Individual Member" if you have a log in. If you would like to request a log in, please contact Warne Dawkins at the WVPCA at 304.346.0032.
 
If you do not have a log in, please select "Individual Non-Member."


Marketing Release: Classes or events sponsored by the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) may be photographed, video-recorded, or audio-recorded. Attendance at a WVPCA class or event constitutes the consent of all attendees. The future broadcast, publication, or other us of photographs, videos, or recordings is solely at the discretion of WVPCA.
 
Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #U58CS06834, entitled State and Regional Primary Case Associations for the amount of $900,880. These funds equal approximately 100% of the funding for this event. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.
 


The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.