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New Emerging Triangle: Tobacco, E-cigs, and Cannabis
February 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
This training focuses on the intersection of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and cannabis as well as new electronic delivery systems for both nicotine and other substances. This changing landscape, especially among youth includes e-cigarettes, hookah pens, vape pens and mods delivering flavored nicotine liquids: new heat-not-burn products that produce fumes, flavored little cigars, both regular and electronic; synthetic cannabis and liquid THC, which can aerosolized. The session will also include new FDA regulations on deemed tobacco products.
In this workshop you will:
- Describe the new paradigm of the intersection of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and cannabis as well as new electronic devices and the delivery system for both nicotine and other substances.
- Review all the new electronic cigarettes, hookah pens, vape pens,
and mods delivering flavored nicotine liquids.
- Describe electronic devices using synthetic cannabis and
liquid THC and the produced aerosolize.
- Discuss the health impacts of using these devices–nicotine, cannabis, chemical contents, addiction, body systems affected, etc.
- Describe the health risks of exposure of secondhand aerosol, especially among youth and various vulnerable population groups.
- Examine the issue of child poisoning related to exposure to e-liquid nicotine.
- Discuss marketing strategies–who is involved and what are the target audiences?
- Discuss current regulations and policies –describe in detail the new federal FDA regulations.
Jim Martin, a Virginia native, is the Director of Policy and Programs with the NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch at the NC Department of Health and Human Services. With over 25 years of experience in tobacco use prevention and control at the state and local level Jim’s current responsibilities include providing statewide leadership and expertise on tobacco use prevention and control policy and programmatic solutions. Positions held by Jim include Field Director for Policy and Programs with Project ASSIST, staff member with the National Cancer Institute’s COMMIT Project in Raleigh, NC, committee member on multiple national committees including the ASSIST National Strategic Planning Subcommittee and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) Tobacco Control Network and Director of Worksite Health Promotion with the Virginia Department of Health. Jim has published several articles on tobacco use prevention and control and has conducted numerous local, state, and national level presentations on policies and programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use. Jim received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Community Health Education from Virginia Tech.