Newfoundland and Labrador Smokers’ Helpline
vaping - online module
Are you a health professional looking to learn more about e-cigarettes?
The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) offers a new “E-Cigarette Module” within its existing online course ‘Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice’ (which includes modules on Cessation, Prevention, Protection, and Evaluation).
The new E-Cigarette module outlines what is currently known about vaping and vaping devices, with details describing product characteristics, regulation, health effects and secondhand exposure. Given the recent expansion of vaping products, this information is critical for public health professionals, policymakers and cessation practitioners.
In Canada, as of April 7, 2020, 19 cases of vaping-associated lung illness have been reported to the Public Health Agency.