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Consequences of the vaping epidemic on adolescents

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doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000682096.09156.b5
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Consequences of the vaping epidemic on adolescents

GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide an overview of vaping among adolescents. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing-education activity, you should be able to: 1. Outline the prevalence of vaping. 2. Discuss the risk factors for vaping among adolescents. 3. Summarize the nursing considerations for EVALI among adolescents.

  1. In the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 5 million middle- and high school-age participants reported using e-cigarettes
    1. daily.
    2. within the past 30 days.
    3. over the past 6 months.
  2. Approximately what percentage of US high school students self-reported vaping in the previous 30 days?
    1. 10.5%
    2. 27.5%
    3. 42.5%
  3. Nicotine use can put adolescents at an increased risk for permanent problems with
    1. attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
    2. personality disorders.
    3. impulse control.
  4. Among adolescents, the propensity for risky behaviors such as smoking and alcohol use is related to an illusion of
    1. power.
    2. invincibility.
    3. independence.
  5. Nicotine activates the brain's
    1. reward pathways.
    2. cognitive pathways.
    3. movement pathways.
  6. Individuals who use tobacco products earlier in life are at an increased risk for
    1. dyslexia.
    2. melanoma.
    3. substance abuse.
  7. When THC is dissolved in vegetable oil or seeped from cannabis, it becomes
    1. considerably less potent.
    2. more highly concentrated.
    3. inactive for vaping.
  8. Another damaging compound associated with EVALI is vitamin
    1. B.
    2. E.
    3. C.
  9. The nicotine quantity of some e-cigarette cartridges may be equivalent to up to how many conventional cigarettes?
    1. 4
    2. 12
    3. 20
  10. Oxidative stress associated with e-cigarettes may have harmful effects on developing brains, leading to problems with
    1. compulsive behaviors.
    2. motivation.
    3. athleticism.
  11. In the aerosol of higher voltage e-cigarettes from two popular brands, the FDA identified ingredients typically found in
    1. insecticides.
    2. formaldehyde.
    3. laundry detergent.
  12. Between 2015 and 2017, e-cigarettes were implicated in more than 2,000 reports of explosions and
    1. fractures.
    2. concussions.
    3. burns.
  13. Most EVALI cases have been associated with
    1. THC-containing e-cigarette products.
    2. preexisting respiratory disorders.
    3. name-brand e-cigarette products.
  14. Besides typical presentations of respiratory illness, patients with EVALI may present with
    1. myalgia.
    2. vomiting.
    3. weight gain.
  15. Which is a contraindication for outpatient management of EVALI?
    1. cough
    2. asthma
    3. SpO2 of 96%
  16. The Truth Initiative helps individuals to quit vaping through a(n)
    1. 24-hour hotline.
    2. online chat program.
    3. text message program.
  17. What is one of the three major factors that affect adolescent learning?
    1. rebelliousness
    2. limited abstract thinking
    3. high levels of self-confidence
  18. Helpful strategies for teen awareness programs include
    1. peer-led groups.
    2. independent learning.
    3. parental involvement.
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