A call for student pharmacist education on vaping and vaping device use
Introduction: The use of vaping devices, including e-cigarettes, has been steadily increasing in recent years, especially among younger populations.
Commentary: With many vaping devices on the market and misconceptions about the safety of vaping, there is a substantial amount of information that healthcare professionals need to know. As a response to this growing public health concern, doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curricula should include opportunities for students to learn more about vaping, vaping devices, associated health outcomes, and role in smoking cessation.
Implications: Incorporating faculty driven content, active student learning, cessation counseling, service learning, and/or co-curricular opportunities focused on vaping education and vaping device use into PharmD curricula will better prepare student pharmacists to counsel patients on this increasingly prevalent topic.
Keywords: Cessation; Counseling; E-cigarette; Education; PharmD curricula; Vaping; Vaping device.
Marti KM, Marti KE, Salvo MC. A call for student pharmacist education on vaping and vaping device use. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021 Mar;13(3):203-205. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2020.10.014. Epub 2020 Nov 1.