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Vapes, JUULs, Weed, Mental Health and Teens





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Primary care providers and support staff (nurses, social workers), specialists, adolescent medicine providers

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how and why teens use e-cigarettes and JUULs and why this is a problem.
  • Explain why the legalization of marijuana should not be understood to vouch for its safety, especially in teens.
  • Describe how exposure to nicotine and marijuana in the teen years increases risk of life long addiction.

Suggested Additional Reading:

Laura Offutt, MD, FACP — Practitioner and Founder of Global Teen Health Week
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.