TEST: Electronic Cigarettes and Alternative Methods of Vaping

TEST: Electronic Cigarettes and Alternative Methods of Vaping


$200.00 USD


$250.00 USD

Provided by the American Thoracic Society
Release Date: September 16, 2022

Program Description

Vaping, the inhalation of heated aerosols, received widespread attention during the outbreak of electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) or vaping-associated acute lung injury cases in 2019. E-cigarette use is now widely recognized as a potential cause of acute lung injury. Vaping is often perceived by physicians as referring exclusively to the use of e-cigarette devices. However, inhalation of nicotine or tetrahydrocannabinol-containing aerosol through alternate methods such as “dabbing” and “dripping” are increasingly common. However, the health impact of these alternate methods remains poorly understood. The use of alternate methods and devices may go unrecognized because of lack of clinician familiarity with them. In this review, we discuss e-cigarettes devices, electronic-liquid components, the expanded spectrum of methods used to consume aerosolized substances, and the potential for lung injury.

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, critical care specialists, translational researchers, and clinicians

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the different methods of using electronic cigarettes or vapes.
  • Recognize the different substances found in the “e-liquid” and aerosols emitted from electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices.
  • Identify risk factors associated with electronic cigarette or vaping-associated acute lung injury (EVALI).

Course summary

Available Credit:
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Format: Journal


Accreditation Statement

The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Type Credit/Points Credit Designation Statement
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.00 The American Thoracic Society designates this Journal for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Article Authorship Disclosures (as submitted to the ATS prior to article publication date)

Humberto Choi, M.D. (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.

Yu Lin, M.D. (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.

Elliot Race, C.N.P. (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.

Maeve G. Macmurdo, M.B.Ch.B. (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.

Off-Label Usage Disclosure


Disclosures of AnnalsATS CME Planners

The Annals of the American Thoracic Society (AnnalsATS) original research, commentaries, reviews, and educational content of interest to clinicians and clinical investigators in pediatric and adult pulmonary and sleep medicine and medical critical care. The scope of the journal encompasses content that is applicable to clinical practice, the formative and continuing education of clinical specialists, and the advancement of public health.

The publication of articles that meet these goals by itself is only one step in a multi-step process for the translation of evidence-based improvements in are to clinical practice. Testing for CME credit is designed to function as a next step in the process. This is accomplished through a series of questions written by the author(s) to test that readers have the tools needed to translate recommendations for diagnostic and therapeutic clinical care into clinical practice. Members of the AnnalsATS editorial board review these questions and edit these questions for clarity, educational content, and the quality of the evidence.


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