EM1901B "Vaping: Cleaner Nicotine or New Toxic Epidemic?" (IM GR-010419)

To discuss the current data regarding electronic cigarettes, including their safety and effectiveness as alternatives to traditional smoking, and to discuss the primary physician’s role in counseling our patients regarding these devices.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the trends in growth of electronic cigarette usage, especially with regard to American youth
  • Understand the potential toxicity of electronic cigarettes, on their own, and relative to traditional cigarettes
  • Have a basic understanding of the components of electronic cigarettes as well as the fluid products used in them
  • Discuss the conflicting ideas of harm reduction vs renormalization when it comes to nicotine addiction, electronic cigarettes, and smoking
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Jason Clark, M.D.Jason Clark, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Clark was born in raised in Dallas, TX. He has lived his whole life in the metroplex except for 4 years of undergraduate education at UT Austin. He earned his MD and completed his residency and fellowship training at UT Southwestern. Following graduation in 2008 he worked as a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician in the Baylor Healthcare system for 5 years. He has returned to Southwestern with renewed interest in housestaff education and caring for the critically ill population at Parkland Hospital.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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