Heart & Stroke – Vaping: New Challenges for cardiovascular disease prevention

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About this presentation

Dr. Pipe is the chair of Heart & Stroke’s national board of directors and Canada’s foremost expert on smoking cessation. In this one-hour session he will speak to the impact vaping has on the health of people in Canada and will touch on what can be done to influence public policy around this contentious issue and open discussions in the clinical setting. This discussion will include a focus on the youth vaping trend and the concept of nicotine as a gateway drug. Dr. Pipe will discuss the challenges faced with vaping and the steps that need to be taken to combat this issue. In addition, the advantages and shortcomings of nicotine replacement therapy will be discussed. Join this important and timely webinar to learn about vaping and the associated risks and challenges for cardiovascular disease prevention from one of the top experts in the field.

Learning Objectives

Participants of this program will be able to:

  1. Examine and explain the controversies surrounding vaping and the importance of influencing healthy public policy.
  2. Describe the risks associated with vaping and the impact on cardiovascular disease prevention.
  3. Discuss how to engage in meaningful discussion about vaping and smoking cessation with individuals.
  4. Recognize the advantages and shortcomings of nicotine replacement therapy.