Vaping: More than just blowing smoke

New England Psychologist, June 13, 2018
With comments from Nicholas Chadi

In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a National Youth Tobacco Survey and found that 2.39 million teens are “vaping” (i.e., using an electronic smoking device). As this trend continues to grow, parents, schools and health professionals struggle with ways to effectively address the problem. […]

Nicholas Chadi, M.D., pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine, and first and only Pediatric Addiction Medicine Fellow in North America, is currently involved in the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital. He reported that vaping has serious negative physical consequences.

In the past two months, leading pediatric journals have published two studies that show e-cigarettes contain multiple cancer-causing substance and heavy metals that scar the lungs, according to Chadi. Read more

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