Health Consequences of Tobacco

$6.00 | CEU Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.

 

CEU Course Description

The epidemic of smoking-caused disease in the twentieth century ranks among the greatest public health catastrophes.  This CEU course provides data on the numerous health effects resulting from smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, and details public health trends in tobacco use.  Strategies and effective interventions with the potential to eradicate the death and disease caused by the tobacco epidemic are also examined.

Article Author:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Investigate which types of cancers are and are not caused by smoking.

2.  Examine the conditions caused by maternal smoking in early pregnancy.

3.  Identify the age at which most smokers begin smoking and provide the reason for choosing to smoke.

4.  Describe the biologic pathways that are activated by nicotine.

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