5 Things Employers Need to Know Now About E-cigarettes



Presenters: Amanda Graham and Megan Jacobs, Truth Initiative

View live: April 2019 (available for on-demand viewing through July 2019)

Program length: 60 minutes

Vaping. Juuling. E-cigs. If you don’t know these terms for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), you should. But if you’re confused about e-cigarettes and their impact on health and the workplace, you’re not alone. Now is the time to get clued in. 

Nearly 11 million adults currently use e-cigarettes. While e-cigarettes may aid in smoking cessation, they may also promote smoking initiation. With mixed messages about e-cigarettes, many employers are understandably confused about how to support employees who use them. 

So … are e-cigarettes good or bad? Find out. 

In this program, attendees will learn:

  • What e-cigarettes are (and aren’t)
  • When e-cigarettes can be helpful for quitting
  • Effects of e-cigarettes on adults and their children 
  • Why e-cigarette users need tailored support to quit 
  • The importance of clear workplace policies on e-cigarette use

Learn about our speaker About the Presenters: Amanda Graham, Ph.D., is a senior vice president at Truth Initiative. She leads Truth Initiative's Innovations Center, a national public health organization that is inspiring tobacco-free lives. The Innovations Center is dedicated to designing, building, and marketing novel digital products -- like the EX Program -- for tobacco cessation and prevention. A thought leader in how to effectively apply digital interventions to tobacco cessation, Graham has been awarded over $15 million in research funding. She has published over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts and serves on National Institutes of Health study sections and numerous journal editorial boards. She also is an adjunct professor of oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center and a member of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Megan Jacobs, MPH, leads the Integrated Product Design, Innovations team at Truth Initiative. Jacobs is responsible for the design, delivery, and evaluation of the EX Program, a digital tobacco cessation program developed by Truth Initiative in collaboration with Mayo Clinic. She formed her expertise in mHealth interventions and public health campaigns with her work at the University of Michigan Health Service, D.C. Department of Health, and the National Vaccine Program Office. Her public health work over the past decade has applied technology to behavior change ranging from adolescent sexual health to vaccinations.

Recertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by The EX Program

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