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Tobacco and Nicotine Products: The Times They Are A’Changing


Nevin Zablotsky, DMD

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)


This course will provide an overview of Juuls, e-cigarettes, and heat-not-burn products. It will help practitioners better understand the impact these products have on their patients’ oral and systemic health and help guide them in assessin...

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This course will provide an overview of Juuls, e-cigarettes, and heat-not-burn products. It will help practitioners better understand the impact these products have on their patients’ oral and systemic health and help guide them in assessing the ever-changing world of tobacco and nicotine products, and the threat they pose to children, young and older adults.

Despite the best efforts of public health policy and the care provided by healthcare professionals, the number of tobacco related deaths in the United States has remained constant at approximately 480,000 individuals per year. In addition to the physical devastation tobacco products have caused, the annual financial costs in treating tobacco related illnesses still equals $170 billion dollars. As new “harm reduction products" have been introduced to the public, there has been a continued debate as to their safety as well as their efficacy as tobacco cessation aids. This course will try to provide an overview of this subject and allow practitioners to better understand the products their patients are using and their impact on their oral and systemic health.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students, Office Managers

  • Date Course Online:

    Feb 7, 2020

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  • Course Expiration Date:

    Feb 6, 2023

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss how tobacco and nicotine products have evolved over the years.
  • Identify the types of nicotine that are used in these products.
  • List the different types of nicotine found in tobacco and nicotine products.
  • Explain how tobacco and nicotine products effect the body.
  • Understand the concept of tobacco harm reduction and be able to identify the latest tobacco harm reduction products.
  • Assess how effective these products are as nicotine cessation aids and if they are truly safe.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Nevin Zablotsky

Nevin Zablotsky


Dr. Zablotsky received his dental and postgraduate degree in periodontology from the Tufts School of Dental Medicine. He has lectured throughout the US and internationally on tobacco related issues and has lectured, and continues to lecture,...

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