While tobacco use continues to decline in adults, its prevalence is growing among young people, emphasizing the need for effective prevention and intervention strategies.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the various alternative tobacco products and prevalence of use.
- Describe the health effects of tobacco use.
- Discuss the “5 A’s” of tobacco cessation and the approach to addressing these with patients.
- Summarize resources available to assist with tobacco intervention.
This course was published in the February 2017 issue and expires February 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.