The Truth About Menthol Tobacco

Menthol-flavored tobacco products are one of the tobacco industry's most important products, but most people have no idea how and why menthol became the industry's secret weapon for getting kids hooked and keeping tobacco the #1 cause of preventable cause of death and disease in Minnesota.  This free, hour long webinar will explore how menthol cigarettes make it easier for youth to begin smoking and perpetuate health inequities. We will also discuss policy options to protect youth in your community from the harms of menthol tobacco. CME and MOC available. 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Define menthol and describe its use in cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Identify menthol cigarettes' role in smoking initiation, dependence and cessation
  • Recognize how menthol cigarettes contribute to tobacco related health inequities
  • Analyze strategies the tobacco industry has historically used and currently uses to target market menthol products to African American and other marginalized communities
  • Describe the current regulation of menthol cigarettes in Minnesota and identify opportunities to engage in advocacy to support additional menthol regulations

Presenters

Alex Feng, 4th Year Medical Student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Annie Krapek, Physician Advocacy Network Assistant Program Coordinator

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To Receive Continuing Medical Education Credits

To receive your Continuing Medical Education Credits and your CME certificate, you must: view the activity material in its entirety and complete the post-evaluation.

Materials

Download the powerpoint slides

Target Audience

This event is open to all interested individuals with a focus on physicians, advanced practice professionals, nurses, other health professionals and students.  Practitioners of every specialty are encouraged to attend.

Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Twin Cities Medical Society. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The members of the faculty and planning committee for this event have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity. 

Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.