Vaping in School: Addressing the Nicotine Use Epidemic Among Middle and High School Youth


This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why normal brain development is disrupted with nicotine use leading to greater risk of nicotine dependency in children.
  • Describe factors related to the rapid increase in the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (E.N.D.S.) by youth.
  •  Recognize the growing variety of E.N.D.S. used by youth.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Laura Searcy, MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, Marietta, Ga.




 Ms. Searcy has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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