Vaping: Addressing Electronic Smoking Devices and Their Impact

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Thursday, Nov. 14
10 - 11 a.m.

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The rate of vaping among youth nearly tripled from 2010 to 2017. In 2018, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarette, use increased 78% among high school students. Nationally, there have been 1,299 cases of vaping-related lung illness. In 2019, Missouri experienced 22 vaping-related lung illnesses and one death, with the majority occurring among patients between 15 and 24 years of age.

This webinar will address the epidemic of e-cigarette or vaping among youth and other populations. Attendees will learn about the new generation of ENDS and the risk factors associated with them. Information on prevention and treatment for those trying to quit also will be provided.


Kevin D. Everett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Mo.

Kevin D. Everett, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist by training and is an associate professor of family & community medicine at the University of Missouri. For the past 20 years he has focused his work on solving problems caused by tobacco use. This includes developing and testing treatments to help people quit smoking, as well as working with communities and organizations to implement policies that reduce exposure to tobacco products. He has been a primary leader in efforts resulting in Mizzou establishing a tobacco-free campus policy.

Jenna Wintemberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Mo.

Jenna Wintemberg, Ph.D., is a certified tobacco treatment specialist and has led cessation programs on the university campus, for the Housing Authority and at a cancer center. Dr. Wintemberg also is an advocate for tobacco control policies and served as chair of Tobacco Free Missouri from 2016-2018. Her current research focuses on the development and evaluation of an adolescent tobacco cessation toolkit. She currently is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Missouri.