Electronic Cigarettes - Miracle or Menace
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This webinar, originally presented on May 27, 2015, is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.
- Understand the biological role of nicotine in the brain and intent of the electronic cigarette
- Discuss the dangers of electronic cigarettes regarding unintentional exposures in toddlers and adolescent intentional use
- Describe the exposures of second-hand inhalation of vapors from electronic cigarettes
- Understand state and federal regulations as it pertains to prevention of exposures to minors and environmental contamination.
She has served as the Director for the Mid-America Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit for EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska) since its inception in 2002 and as a medical toxicology liaison to the Region 7 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. She is a current member of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chair-Elect for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Environmental Health.
She is a frequently invited lecturer on pediatric toxicology and environmental exposures in the region. In addition, she has been Co-Director to multiple courses on toxicology and pediatric environmental health.
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Continuing Education Information
This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners.
Origination Date – 06/30/15
Expiration Date – 06/30/17
1.0 CME (for physicians)
1.0 CME (attendance for non-physicians)
1.0 CNE (for nurses)
.10 CEU (for other professionals)
1.0 CHES (for certified health education specialists)
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301-9. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.
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