Youth E-Cigarette Use What Nurses Need to Know: Free Online CNE Nursing Course

Youth vaping has been deemed an epidemic by the FDA and the U.S. Surgeon General. Attendees will learn the basics of e-cigarettes, the risks of youth vaping, current trends, and youth-specific cessation resources.

Target Audience

This free online CNE course is designed for nurses and other healthcare practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the difference between traditional and commercial tobacco. 
  • Explain the health effects of vaping. 
  • List three reasons why youth vape.
  • Increase your confidence in how to help youth quit vaping or not start.


Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.60 ANCC
  • 0.60 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

This course will be presented via a self-guided online interactive module.


Moua Pa Houa, BS
Community Health Specialist
Olmsted County Public Health
Rochester, MN
Christa Seymour, BSN, PHN, TTS
Public Health Nurse
Olmsted County Public Health
Rochester, MN
Angie Laack, BSN, PHN, TTS
Public Health Nurse
Olmsted County Public Health
Rochester, MN

Course Director
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Credit Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.60 ANCC contact hours. 

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 0.60 ANCC
  • 0.60 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy

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