Smoking cessation continues to be a leading modifiable risk factor for cardiorespiratory and total body wellness. Many options, such as e-cigarettes and vaping, have come to the forefront as cessation alternatives, but studies on safety are lacking. As a healthcare provider, you are likely to encounter questions on strategies for smoking cessation and alternatives.
After consulting your assigned textbook reading for this module and the article cited here, answer each of the following questions:
- What is the role of healthcare providers and healthcare systems in smoking cessation?
- Are e-cigarettes and vaping safer than traditional cigarette smoking? Explain.
- What is one physiological reason that smoking increases cardiorespiratory or other health risks?
Be sure to support your positions with APA formatted in-text citations and references from the assigned resource. You may also use other scholarly resources to support your opinions.