This Week’s Trending  CME Topic is E-Cigarettes.

In 2018, 3.62 million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes. From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use increased 78% among high school students and 48% among middle school students. The US Surgeon General officially declared e-cigarette use among youth an “epidemic” in December 2018. According to a 2013-2014 survey, 81 percent of current youth e-cigarette users cited the availability of appealing flavors as the primary reason for use. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s. E-cigarettes are linked to increased stroke, myocardial infarction, chest pain … download lecture info to read more …