E-Cigarettes Vaping and Tobacco Use by Youth in Our Community

December 6, 2023 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET
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12/6/23 5:00 PM 12/6/23 7:00 PM E-Cigarettes Vaping and Tobacco Use by Youth in Our Community E-Cigarettes Vaping and Tobacco Use by Youth in Our Community
New York Medical College, Touro

New free two-part virtual training for parents, yeshiva and seminary teachers, healthcare professionals and Jewish communal leaders on modern techniques for harm reduction.

Developed by the Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program.

Presented by Touro University and New York Medical College.

DECEMBER 6 & 18, 2023 | 5:00pm-7:00pm ET

About This Course

This free continuing education course will equip medical providers, seminary and yeshiva teachers and leaders, school counselors and nurses, and lay leaders with the specialized knowledge and skills needed to address e-cigarette, vaping and other tobacco use within Orthodox Jewish yeshiva populations. Recognizing the unique cultural factors that can influence tobacco habits in these communities, participants will gain insights into tailored approaches for promoting tobacco cessation and fostering healthier lifestyles while respecting religious sensitivities and values.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Cultural and Medical Context: Participants will explore the cultural, religious, social, and medical factors impacting vaping and other tobacco use within Orthodox Jewish yeshiva populations.
  • Develop Culturally Competent Strategies: Attendees will learn how to implement and adapt proven vaping prevention and tobacco cessation interventions that are culturally sensitive and aligned with Orthodox Jewish values.
  • Collaborate and Educate: Participants will develop the skills to collaborate with educators, religious authorities, and community leaders to foster a comprehensive and collaborative approach to vaping and tobacco prevention.

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Dr. Edward Halperin

Chancellor and CEO, New York Medical College

Moshe Krupka

Rabbi Moshe Krupka

Executive Vice President, Touro University

Welcoming Remarks


Allen J. Dozor, MD

President, Boston Children’s Health Physicians. Associate Physician-in-Chief, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at WMCHealth. Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health, New York Medical College


Rabbi Sonnenschein

HaRav Yosef Sonnenschein שליט"א

Menahel, Lander College for Men – Beis Medrash L’Talmud

Adam Goldstein

Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill



Participants in this jointly accredited activity earn up to 4 CME hours.

This meeting has been approved for 4 CME credits by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, New York Medical College free of charge as a community service to our Healthcare Providers.

Accreditation Statement:

New York Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Target Audience:

Parents; Educators; Hospital-based physicians; Community physicians; Nurses; Pharmacists; Medical Students; Residents/Fellows; Public Health; Other Healthcare Providers; and Press.

Credit Designation:

The New York Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement:

All activity faculty and planners participating in continuing medical education activities provided by New York Medical College are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or substantial relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products are discussed in their presentation and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.

Commercial Support:

There is no outside funding for this activity.

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Partner Organizations

Boston Children's Health Physicians New York & ConnecticutChildren's Environmental Health Center - Hudson ValleyJowmaOrthodox Jewish Nurses AssociationOrthodox UnionRabbincal Council of America