Pri-Med Irving

Irving, TX | September 16-17, 2020

Irving Convention Center

E-cigarettes and Vaping: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


E-cigarettes were first introduced to the U.S. market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence that, for some adults, it may assist with smoking cessation. However, the use of e-cigarettes and vaping (referred to as ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery systems) has increased significantly, specifically in the U.S. teen population. The FDA and AAP have addressed the concerns surrounding e-cigarettes and vaping in both regulations and policy statements. Join this discussion of the latest evidence, potential benefits, and public health concerns regarding e-cigarettes and vaping.

Learning Objectives

Describe the history of e-cigarettes and vaping

Recognize the design and ingredients of e-cigarettes and vaping devices

List current evidence as it pertains to potential benefits, public health concerns, implication for health policy, and best practice of these devices for primary care providers


Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C

Dr. Susan Feeney is an Assistant Professor at UMass Medical School Graduate School of Nursing and is the Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. For the past 20 years she has provided comprehensive primary care in a family practice clin...

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