Smoking Cessation (January/February)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2022 | Volume: 10 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Dr. Kaliamurthy gives us an overview of vaping, 15 years since e-cigarettes first became available in the United States. Then learn all about smoking cessation in patients with comorbid mental illness. Plus, research updates on e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, antipsychotics for methamphetamine induced psychosis, and the power of naltrexone for alcohol use disorder.

In This Issue

Expert Q&A

A Primer on Vaping: 15 Years On

Topics: E-Cigarettes | Smoking Cessation | teens | Vaping

E-cigarettes entered the American market 15 years ago and their use has grown steadily ever since. Dr. Kaliamurthy starts with an overview of vaping technologies, then moves on to discuss the evidence for e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool, the new trend of vaping cannabis, and vaping associated health risks.

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Clinical Update

Using Smoking Cessation Medications in Patients With Mental Illness

Topics: Comorbidity | Smoking Cessation | Smoking Cessation Agents

Helping patients with mental illness quit smoking can be particularly challenging; however, there are evidenced based strategies that can help. In this article, we review the evidence for smoking cessation medications in patients with mental illness and highlight some important special considerations.

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Research Update

Antipsychotics for Methamphetamine Psychosis

Topics: Antipsychotic | Meta-analysis | Methamphetamines | Psychosis

In this network meta-analysis, researchers compared different antipsychotics head-to-head for the treatment of methamphetamine psychosis and found some clear winners are losers.

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Research Update

Meds for Alcohol Use Disorders

Topics: Alcohol use disorder | Naltrexone | observational study | Psychopharmacology

Naltrexone has shown efficacy for the treatment of alcohol use disorder in tightly controlled trials. Here, researchers demonstrate the efficacy of naltrexone in a large scale naturalistic study.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Smoking Cessation, CATR, January/February 2022

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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