Cigarette smoking contributes to the development and severity of coronary artery disease. Educating patients and families regarding risk reduction related to the cardiovascular system is an essential component of patient centered care.

Read the following articles:

  • Johnson, M. and Pennington, N.  (2015). Adolescent use of electronic cigarettes: An emergent health concern for pediatric nurses.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing. doi:10.1016/j.pedn2014.11.006
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2016) FDA takes significant steps to protect Americans from dangers of tobacco through new regulation.

Initial Discussion Post:

Are there sufficient evidence-based findings for the RN to have an informed conversation with a patient and their family about the risks versus benefits of e-Cigarettes? Why or why not?

Based on your reply to the risks versus benefits of e- cigarettes, develop a teaching plan that addresses stopping or limiting the use of e-cigarettes.

Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.