As a primary care provider, you serve as a credible source of important health information for your patients. You can help bust dangerous myths about e-cigarettes by providing patients and families with accurate information about e-cigarettes and the damage they can do to individual and public health. “The increasing use of e-cigarettes among youth threatens 5 decades of public health gains in successfully deglamorizing, restricting, and decreasing the use of tobacco products” (AAP, 2019).
For more information, read the AAP Policy Statement E-Cigarettes and Similar Devices.
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