Tobacco and Nicotine Products: The Times They Are A’Changing
COURSE NUMBER: 606
Nevin Zablotsky, DMD
The use of tobacco and its byproducts stems back to over 5,000 B.C. Over time, we have found that these products are highly addictive and cause numerous serious health problems to those who use them. Given the devastation that tobacco use h...
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The use of tobacco and its byproducts stems back to over 5,000 B.C. Over time, we have found that these products are highly addictive and cause numerous serious health problems to those who use them. Given the devastation that tobacco use has caused, the tobacco industry has been forced since the 1960s and 70s to try to find ways to get the consumers of their products to switch to those that are less harmful. There have been many iterations of tobacco harm reduction over the years, with the latest being e-cigarettes and now heat-not-burn products. This course will help provide the needed knowledge to help understand how we got to the present dilemma we face as a society with these products and where we may be going to undo the damage done.
Despite the best efforts of public health policy and the care provided by healthcare professionals, the number of tobacco related deaths in the United States has remained constant at approximately 480,000 individuals per year. In addition to the physical devastation tobacco products have caused, the annual financial costs in treating tobacco related illnesses still equals $170 billion dollars. As new “harm reduction products" have been introduced to the public, there has been a continued debate as to their safety as well as their efficacy as tobacco cessation aids. This course will try to provide an overview of this subject and allow practitioners to better understand the products their patients are using and their impact on their oral and systemic health.
Dental Assistant Students, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dentists, Office Managers
Date Course Online:
Feb 7, 2020
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Feb 6, 2023
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Discuss how tobacco and nicotine products have evolved over the years.
- Identify the types of nicotine that are used in these products.
- List the different types of nicotine found in tobacco and nicotine products.
- Explain how tobacco and nicotine products effect the body.
- Understand the concept of tobacco harm reduction and be able to identify the latest tobacco harm reduction products.
- Assess how effective these products are as nicotine cessation aids and if they are truly safe.
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- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
Note: Registration is required to take test.
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