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This course discusses the tobacco use disparity for people with behavioral health conditions, the importance of tobacco cessation, myths about quitting, and how the Quitline can help behavioral health providers deliver tobacco treatment. It also provides an overview of how tobacco use causes and worsens heart and vascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and cancers. Information is presented to help providers discuss how cessation can reduce the risk of developing disease and the benefits of cessation after diagnosis. This course provides an overview of the technical features and chemical composition of electronic cigarettes or vaping devices. The known health impacts associated with vaping are described to help guide providers in discussing the risks of vaping with patients who use electronic cigarettes. Lastly, this course provides an introduction to conducting a history of electronic cigarette use, provides a framework for screening and preventing vaping, and expands an evidence-based tobacco treatment approach to address electronic cigarette use.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12724 for 1.0 nursing contact hours.