WEBINAR: Tobacco Regulation in the US: ANA's Policy Work and FDA's Authorities

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Please join the American Nurses Association and the US Food and Drug Administration for a complimentary webinar.

November 17, 2016 at 12 noon EST

Here’s your opportunity to learn how to report tobacco adverse experiences and how to submit comments to the Federal Register.

About 7% of US RNs and approximately 17% of adult Americans still smoke cigarettes (Sarna et al, 2014 & CDC, 2016). Smoking continues to be the leading, preventable cause of death in the US (CDC, 2016). With the advent of tobacco gels, electronic cigarettes, dissolvable nicotine, and the like, tobacco comes in many forms, providing many risks. Now is the time for RNs to comment and report on their health and safety concerns regarding tobacco through multiple channels, including the Federal Register and other appropriate reporting path ways.

Following this webinar, nurses will be able to:

1.    Describe ANA’s policy work in regard to tobacco product use and regulations.

2.    Discuss FDA’s regulatory authorities over tobacco products.

3.    Identify how to access and use appropriate reporting pathways for adverse experiences involving tobacco products.

4.    Explain FDA’s online repository for voluntary reports of health and product problems related to tobacco products.
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This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Holly Carpenter at 301-628-5105.

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