Vaping Stops Here: Establishing Yourself as a Knowledgeable Voice in the Youth Vaping Public Health Crisis

The US Surgeon General has declared vaping an epidemic. Are you prepared to have meaningful conversations with your young patients and their families about the risks of vaping? You should be. This CDE Anytime course is designed for all dental, medical and allied health providers; community health teams; and youth advocates.
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How to complete this course

  1. Watch the video.
How to receive CE credit
  1. Register for the course. Course Number CF3027
  2. Complete your brief quiz and course evaluation.
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion via email.


Learn How To

  • Understand the mechanics of ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems)
  • Summarize the data regarding ENDS & nicotine delivery
  • Define the known health risks of ENDS
  • Know the rates of ENDS use among adolescents
  • Recall what summary reports & expert recommendations exist on ENDS

Discover These Facts

  1. E-cigarette use doubled from 2016 to 2019 among 8th graders.
  2. 1/4 of 11th graders now use e-cigarettes. 
  3. Youth now vape at five times the rate of conventional cigarettes. 
  4. 11% of 8th graders, 16% of 9th graders, and 26% of 11th graders vape.
  5. 76% of 11th graders saying there is either no, slight, or a moderate health risk to vaping. 

Training Methods

Electronically mediated: illustrated lectures, case studies

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Electronic Cigarettes Basic Information Guide & Fact Sheets

Webinar Partners

Office of Continuing Professional Development, U of M Medical School
OCPD partners with departments within the University of Minnesota as well as external organizations, professional associations, hospitals, and clinics to plan educational activities that meet Joint Accreditation requirements to offer continuing education to the healthcare team. Medical professionals who attend this program will receive CME credits. Details will be provided during the webinar. Information about OCPD can be found at

American Lung Association in Minnesota
The American Lung Association is committed to protecting the health of our nation in the midst of this e-cigarette epidemic and warns against the use of all e-cigarettes.  Resources for parents, students, and schools can be found at

Minnesota Department of Health
The Minnesota Department of Health research finds youth who have tried e-cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes in the future and warns that no amount of nicotine is safe for youth. Resources for health professionals, parents, and schools can be found at

Credits and Fees




1.5 hours

Minnesota Continuing Dental Education Credits

1.5 Fundamental Credit Hours

Includes CORE Subject Area:

  • Patient Communication



Jon Ebbert, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. His primary appointment is as a Consultant within the Division of Community Internal Medicine, where he also serves as the Associate Chair of Analytics and Quality. Dr. Ebbert completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Minnesota and his residency with Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Ebbert’s research focuses on the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through the treatment of substance use and abuse.

Additional Details

Recorded: December 4, 2019. Reviewed and launched: January 10, 2020. Expiration date: 2022.

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