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Respiratory therapist to discuss vaping’s harmful effects during ‘Thursdays from the U’

| Linda Tollefsrud and Diane Walkoff

What is vaping? How about e-cigarettes and Juuls? Is vaping better or worse than using tobacco and how many teens are vaping or smoking?

Jenna Green

Jenna Green

These and other questions will be answered by respiratory therapist Jenna Green during her Sept. 10 presentation, “The New Cigarette: Vaping, E-Cigarettes and Juuls,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Green’s talk will be presented online as part of UW-Eau Claire – Barron County's "Thursdays from the U" weekly series.

Green will provide an overview of a variety of e-cigarette devices, the relative harm of each and the “juice” that’s used along with the devices. She also will discuss recent cases of serious illness or death resulting from e-cigarette use. 

A registered respiratory therapist for almost 20 years, Green also is a certified asthma educator and smoking-cessation specialist whose passion is in educating people about respiratory issues. She has been on staff at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake (formerly Lakeview Hospital) for the past 12 years.

Due to COVID-19, the fall 2020 series will be held entirely online. To access the livestreamed presentations, visit the "Thursdays from the U" webpage at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event. There you will find instructions for joining the live session, as well as the complete fall schedule and archived recordings. 

"Thursdays from the U" is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation.

For more information about the weekly series, contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at tollefla@uwec.edu or 715-788-6216.