Menthol cigarettes represent a significant public health issue. In the United States 88.5% of African-American adult smokers use menthol cigarettes compared to 20% of adult Caucasian smokers. In Minnesota, 44.3% of high school smokers report using menthol tobacco. Youth are attracted to menthol products because their cooling sensation masks the harsh taste of tobacco. Tobacco companies target menthol products to youth, African Americans and other targeted populations. Menthol cigarettes have been proven to be more difficult to quit in large part because of their anesthetic effect, which eases the ability to take in more nicotine.

The Physician Advocacy Network will be creating evidence based continuing medical education trainings and resources on menthol cigarettes in the coming month. In the interim, please explore these resources for more information.

Join the Physician Advocacy Network (PAN) for a series of tobacco product related webinars, made possible by Twin Cities Medical Society and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Learn the latest tobacco trends and patient talking point recommendations regarding these new devices and tobacco cessation. 

Up in Smoke: E-cigarettes
Speaker: Stuart Hanson, MD; 
Pulmonologist; Minneapolis, MN

This webinar will explore the history of e-cigarettes,e-cigarette marketing tactics,and the impact on public health. Understand the e-cigarette scientific landscape along with e-cigarette usage rates among Minnesota teens and adults. 

Up in Smoke: Hookah & Other Tobacco Products
Speaker: Pete Dehnel, MD; 
Physician Advocacy Network Medical Director; Minneapolis, MN
This webinar will explore the changing tobacco market beyond e-cigarettes and conventinonal tobacco. Understand the medical and public health impact of these trendy tobacco devices and the current usage rates among teens and adults in Minnesota.  

E-cigarette Patient Conversations
Speaker: Pete Dehnel, MD; Physician Advocacy Network Medical Director; Minneapolis, MN
How often do you discuss or ask your patients about e-cigarette use? Are your patients asking about e-cigarettes and cessation? This webinar explores the importance of having direct conversations about e-cigarettes and other types of tobacco producuts with every patient and how these conversations impact patient care. Gain recommendations and patient talking points for discussing e-cigarette safety and cessation. Recognize the impact liquid nicotine is having on adolscent nicotine poisonings and the pharmalogical effects of liquid nicotine. Learn what current scientific research examining e-cigarettes and cessation reveals and how you can utilize patient conversations and electronic health records to capture data within your health system.
 
This webinar will explore the history of e-cigarettes, e-cigarette marketing tactics, and the impact on public health. Understand the e-cigarette scientific landscape along with e-cigarette usage rates among Minnesota teens and adults.
 
Objectives
The objectives of this webinar are to enable physicians to:
  1. Learn about and critique e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine and their impact on public health
  2. Understand the current scientific landscape regarding e-cigarettes 
  3. Increase awareness of e-cigarette marketing tactics 
  4. Be informed of current e-cigarette usage rates among teens and adults and the reasons for use
Directions
  1. Register for the webinar- after you register an access code will be emailed to you
  2. Complete the pre-test
  3. Enter the access code provided in your registration email in order to view the webinar
Continuing Medical Education Credits
This event has been approved for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. To claim AMA PRA Category .50 Credit™ and receive your CME certificate, you must:
  1. Register fully for the webinar activity
  2. Complete the pre-evaluation 
  3. View the activity material in its entirety and
  4. Complete the post-evaluation
StuHanson2Presenter
Arthur ‘Stu’ Hanson, MD
Pulmonologist, Park Nicollet

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Twin Cities Medial Society.The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The members of the faculty and planning committee for this conference have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity. 

The duration of this webinar is 30 minutes. Recorded June, 2015.
This webinar will explore the changing tobacco market beyond e-cigarettes and conventinonal tobacco. Understand the medical and public health impact of these trendy tobacco devices and the current usage rates among teens and adults in Minnesota.
 
Objectives
The objectives of this webinar are to enable physicians to:
  1. Recgonize non-traditional forms of tobacco that youth are enticed to use
  2. Understand the health and public health impact of these non-traditional forms of tobacco products
  3. Increase awareness of other tobacco product usage rates among youth and adults in Minnesota
Directions
  1. Register for the webinar- after you register an access code will be emailed to you
  2. Enter the access code provided in your registration email in order to view the webinar
Continuing Medical Education Credits
This event has been approved for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. To claim AMA PRA Category .50 Credit™ and receive your CME certificate, you must:
  1. Register fully for the webinar activity
  2. View the activity material in its entirety and
  3. Complete the post-evaluation
Presenter
petedehnel headshotPete Dehnel, MD
Physician Advocacy Network Medical Director

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Twin Cities Medial Society.The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The members of the faculty and planning committee for this conference have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity. 

The duration of this webinar is 30 minutes. Recorded July, 2015.
How often do you discuss or ask your patients about e-cigarette use? Are your patients asking about e-cigarettes and cessation? This webinar explores the importance of having direct conversations about e-cigarettes and other types of tobacco producuts with every patient and how these conversations impact patient care. Gain recommendations and patient talking points for discussing e-cigarette safety and cessation. Recognize the impact liquid nicotine is having on adolscent nicotine poisonings and the pharmalogical effects of liquid nicotine. Learn what current scientific research examining e-cigarettes and cessation reveals and how you can utilize patient conversations and electronic health records to capture data within your health system.

Objectives
The objectives of this webinar are to enable physicians to:

  1. Identify the importance of asking patients about e-cigs specifically
  2. Be equipped with patient talking points & tips for reducing e-cig risk
  3. Review FDA approved cessation methods 
  4. Increase understanding of the impact of nicotine on youth and fetal development
  5. Recognize the scope of liquid nicotine poisonings in Minnesota
  6. Understand the scientific landscape of e-cigs and cessation
Directions
  1. Register for the webinar- after you register an access code will be emailed to you
  2. Enter the access code provided in your registration email in order to view the webinar
Continuing Medical Education Credits
This event has been approved for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. To claim AMA PRA Category .50 Credit™ and receive your CME certificate, you must:
  1. Register fully for the webinar activity
  2. View the activity material in its entirety and
  3. Complete the post-evaluation
Presenterpetedehnel headshot
Pete Dehnel, MD
Physician Advocacy Network Medical Director

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Twin Cities Medial Society.The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The members of the faculty and planning committee for this conference have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity.

The duration of this webinar is 30 minutes. Recorded July, 2015.

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