Topic Abstract: The Truth About Vaping

Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Director, UF CTSI Learning Health System, Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics

Presentation Title: The Truth About Vaping

The presentation will start with a warmup activity evaluating students’ knowledge about vaping and e-cigarettes. Then, the presentation will cover basic information about vaping devices, followed by a discussion about nicotine and its harmful consequences. Next, the presentation will cover the constituents of e-cigarettes, followed by a discussion of vaping and its health consequences. The presentation will wrap up with additional information about dual use of e-cigarettes and conventional tobacco, a brief overview of e-cigarette industry advertising tactics, and what students can do to educate themselves and become active advocates against youth vaping.

Dr. Salloum is a health services researcher whose work is focused on decision making across the cancer prevention and control continuum, including prevention, screening, and treatment. His research considers the influence of guidelines and incentives on the demand for health and healthcare across the cancer control continuum.

Core Standards

SC.912.L.14.6 Explain the significance of genetic factors, environmental factors, and pathogenic agents to health from the perspectives of both individual and public health.

SC.912.L.16.8 Explain the relationship between mutation, cell cycle, and uncontrolled cell growth potentially resulting in cancer.

SC.912.L.14.27 Identify the functions of the major parts of the brain, including the meninges, medulla, pons, midbrain, hypothalamus, thalamus, cerebellum and cerebrum. Florida Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Science (2008)

SC.912.L.14.44 Describe the physiology of the respiratory system including the mechanisms of ventilation, gas exchange, gas transport and the mechanisms that control the rate of ventilation.

SC.912.N.2.5 Describe instances in which scientists’ varied backgrounds, talents, interests, and goals influence the inferences and thus the explanations that they make about observations of natural phenomena and describe that competing interpretations (explanations) of scientists are a strength of science as they are a source of new, testable ideas that have the potential to add new evidence to support one or another of the explanations.

SC.912.N.1.6 Describe how scientific inferences are drawn from scientific observations and provide examples from the content being studied.

SC.912.N.1.3 Recognize that the strength or usefulness of a scientific claim is evaluated through scientific argumentation, which depends on critical and logical thinking, and the active consideration of alternative scientific explanations to explain the data presented.