Nicotine Vaping – What Should Providers Tell Their Patients? What About that Cough?

Basic information about the inhalation of vaporized nicotine (vaping) will be provided including the pharmacology, products, epidemiology, and patterns of use. Patients sometimes turn to electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as a way to decrease or stop smoking. Risks of using ENDS, including nicotine use disorder and EVALI (E-cigarette including cannabis and Vaping Associated Lung Injury) will be described. Counseling approaches for people who use ENDS will be outlined. This presentation will review the current evidence for using ENDS for smoking cessation. A synthesis of evidence-based approaches to smoking cessation will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

    • Attendees will be equipped with up-to-date information about evidence-based medication approaches to smoking cessation.
    • Attendees will be able to counsel patients regarding the risks of ENDS and the evidence for using ENDS as an approach to smoking cessation.
    • Attendees will report an increased awareness of ENDS as a potential cause of pulmonary symptoms in their patients.


Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Hours

1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


  • Jonathan Fellers
    Jonathan Fellers
    MD, PA LLC

    Dr. Fellers, MD, PA LLC is an addiction psychiatrist who works with patients, families, and our health care system to promote high quality evidence-based screening, assessment, and treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Dr. Fellers held various roles in medical and graduate medical education over the past 10 years, serving as a lecturer, mentor, site supervisor, rotation supervisor, and program director. Skilled in public speaking, he has delivered presentations at the local, regional, and national level and is a frequent presenter for continuing medical education through Grand Rounds, webinars, and conferences. He developed from the ground up the curriculum for the newly formed Addiction Medicine fellowship at Maine Medical Center. He has participated and presented at several ECHO programs during his time at MaineHealth. Currently, Dr. Fellers serves as Medical Director for two treatments programs. At Crossroads, he oversees the delivery of gender-responsive addiction, eating disorder, and behavioral health treatments for women in two residential programs and two IOPs. Through Foundation House, he supervises an extended care residential program that combines transitional sober living with clinical services (including IOP) for men age 17 to 35. He operates a small private practice and serves on the Board of the Portland Community Recovery Center and the Law and Addiction Committee for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.


Jun 01 2023


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm



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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine