Tobacco use in America remains the single largest preventable cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 (1:5) deaths annually.1,2,3 Even with the increased cost for tobacco products, increased anti-tobacco media campaigns, and smoke-free laws for workplaces and public places, 15% of Americans still continue to smoke cigarettes.3 The newer nicotine products on the US market, such as electronic cigarettes and snus, along with the legalization of marijuana, are systematically changing the dynamics of American culture. Dental professionals are in an ideal position to directly influence nicotine and marijuana use among their patients. This course will present current statistics of nicotine and marijuana use, and also the pharmacokinetics as it relates to addiction, dependence, and cessation.
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