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ISDS Recommends Education for E-Cigarettes

ISDS encourages members of the dental team to proactively educate patients about e-cigarettes.

In 2019, the ISDS House of Delegates passed ​resolution  # 12 to address the use of ​e-cigarettes . ​ISDS made the following recommendations below.

Resolution #12
Submitted by: Drs. Sharon Perlman, Peggy Richardson, Sue Bishop, Vickie Ursitti, Carol Everett and Janet Kuhn

Resolved: that ISDS encourage oral health care professionals to learn about the different shapes and types of e-cigarettes and the risks of all forms of e-cigarette use.

Resolved: that ISDS encourage members of the dental team, when taking health histories, to ask about all forms of tobacco and nicotine use, including cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookahs and various forms of e-cigarettes, including small, discreet flash drive sized devices and not limit the discussion to cigarettes.

Resolved: that ISDS encourage members of the dental team to proactively educate patients, especially young people and pregnant women, about the risks of all forms of tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes.

Resolved: that ISDS encourage oral health professionals to encourage patients who do use a substance, as described above, to quit when appropriate.

Resolved: that ISDS encourage dentists to report injuries resulting from the use of e-cigarettes to the Federal Drug Administration at https://www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov.

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