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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Sep;56(10):947-952. doi: 10.1177/0009922817705188. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

E-cigs . . . Are They Cool? Talking to Teens About E-Cigarettes.

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1 Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown, CT, USA.
2
2 University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.
3
3 Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA.

Abstract

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are commonly called, have gained wide acceptance among adolescents, especially those with sweet flavors such as bubble gum and cheesecake. Although health effects of e-cigarettes have not been well characterized, their use increases a teen's exposure to nicotine and may serve as a gateway to traditional cigarettes. This article outlines the basics of e-cigarettes and potential health hazards, followed by selected literature on teens' perceptions of e-cigarettes, as well as motivational interviewing strategies that can be used in talking to teens about using electronic cigarettes.

KEYWORDS:

adolescents; e-cigarettes; motivational interviewing

PMID:
28443340
DOI:
10.1177/0009922817705188
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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